Regions of the brain’s fear center expand in autistic children and teenagers with anxiety, but not in their autistic or non-autistic peers without anxiety.
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Tag: brain imaging
The expression levels of certain genes that track with brain activity are different in autistic people than in their non-autistic peers.
People who have ‘profound autism’ — those with severe intellectual disability, limited communication abilities or both — tend to be excluded from research. The Autism Science Foundation seeks to change that.
The growth differences vary between autistic boys and girls and are most apparent among children with prominent social difficulties.
Statistical modeling and machine learning helps blunt the bias in brain imaging studies that exclude young autistic children and those with prominent traits, a new study finds.
Inherited genetic factors for autism influence brain development, new studies of autistic children and their younger siblings reveal.
In this edition, researchers sink a purported link between cerebellar volume and autism and buoy a theory about measuring social behaviors.
Increased white-matter maturation tracks with stronger language abilities later in childhood, but the relationship with cortical thickness is less clear.