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May 2009
Opinion

Mice and men

by  /  29 May 2009

The complete mouse genome, released this week, shows that people and mice may not be as similar as everyone has assumed.

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Angelman syndrome gene tied to brain’s adaptability

by  /  26 May 2009

A gene linked to autism and other developmental disorders can undermine the brain’s ability to change the strength of connections between neurons.

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Road to recovery

by  /  22 May 2009

Of the hundreds of presentations at IMFAR earlier this month, one got widely picked up: a study of children who ‘recover’ from autism.

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Laser technique pins source of brain waves linked to autism

by  /  19 May 2009

Researchers have for the first time identified the type of neurons that produce gamma rhythms, the high-frequency brain waves that are thought to go awry in autism and schizophrenia.

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Opinion

Flawed figures

by  /  14 May 2009

A flaw in brain imaging analysis is more widespread than anyone realized: When choosing from the enormous amounts of data generated from an fMRI experiment, scientists often ‘double dip,’ or use the same subset for setting up a hypothesis and for confirming it.

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Brain images uncover candidate genes for schizophrenia, autism

by  /  12 May 2009

Applying an emerging technique that combines genetic data and brain scans, researchers have identified two new genes involved in schizophrenia. The method, called ‘imaging genetics’, holds promise for linking genes to brain function in complex psychiatric disorders, including autism.

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Opinion

Motor memories

by  /  8 May 2009

A few talks today at IMFAR suggest that procedural memory — which we use for everything from riding a bike to conjugating regular verbs — is impaired in people with autism.

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Heads examined

by  /  8 May 2009

Do children with autism have unusually large brains?

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Who said that?

by  /  8 May 2009

People with autism have trouble recognizing facial expressions and judging the emotional tone of spoken words — or at least, that’s what many researchers say.

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Visual contrast drives face recognition, study finds

by  /  5 May 2009

The answer to a long-standing mystery in visual neuroscience may also help explain how people with autism perceive faces, according to a study published in March in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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