Tag: brain imaging

March 2020
Young boy is interacting with a small rubbery green colored robot through a touch screen.
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How autism researchers are applying machine-learning techniques

by  /  25 March 2020

Researchers are using machine learning to improve diagnostic predictions of autism, create interactive support robots, and more.

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multiple brain scans showing brain activity during different tasks. Purple background and brains in pink, red and green tones indicate activity.
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New analysis of brain activity could identify signal for autism

by  /  18 March 2020

A new technique allows researchers to analyze raw data across multiple studies that use electroencephalography.

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‘Social brain’ activity may not differ in some autistic people

by  /  16 March 2020

People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.

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Color-coded mouse brain scans
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Machine designed for mouse brain imaging may help autism studies

by  /  6 March 2020

A custom-built machine can scan the brains of awake mice and may improve our understanding of conditions such as autism.

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Enlarged amygdala linked to severe behavioral problems in autistic girls

by  /  5 March 2020

Autistic children who have behavioral problems tend to have an enlarged right amygdala, and in girls the size is associated with the severity of certain behaviors.

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Brain scans showing differences between those with TBR1 mutations and controls.
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Mutations in top autism gene linked to changes in brain structure

by  /  4 March 2020

People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.

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Older autistic adults may retain strong visual abilities

by  /  2 March 2020

Autistic adults may not experience the typical age-related decline in brain regions related to vision.

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February 2020
iphone held up to crowd shows MRIs of people nearby
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Why concern about facial recognition from brain scans is overblown

by  /  18 February 2020

Can brain scans, in the wrong hands, compromise research participants’ identity? The risk is minimal.

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brain form in the shape of white flowers on black background with the striatum in red
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Striatum, the brain’s reward hub, may drive core autism traits

by  /  17 February 2020

Associated primarily with its role in movement, the striatum may also influence the social difficulties of autistic people.

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A grid of four black and white images shows how movement can disrupt brain scans.
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Breathing may scramble brain scans used in autism research

by  /  13 February 2020

Autism researchers who use brain scans may not be accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing.

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