Increased white-matter maturation tracks with stronger language abilities later in childhood, but the relationship with cortical thickness is less clear.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: baby sibs
Integrating genetic analyses into studies of babies’ brain development could help us understand how autism-related genes contribute to autism traits.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers open the case on acetaminophen and close it on oxytocin.
So-called ‘baby sibs’ watch adults’ faces just as much as children without autistic siblings do, but they don’t understand spoken language as well.
Connections between the cerebellum and brain networks do not seem to contribute substantially to the emergence of autism traits.
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Doctors and scientists should consider sleep problems an integral part of autism and begin to study them in more rigorous ways.
Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, and to have shown brain overgrowth.
In younger siblings of children with autism, insecure attachments to their caregivers increases the odds of being diagnosed with autism.