The ‘extreme male brain’ theory suggests that autism is an exaggeration of systematic sex differences in ways of thinking.
The International Society for Autism Research faces a thorny problem: how to please a diverse mix of attendees who have radically different goals.
A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.
Two imaging techniques together reveal architectural features of the brains of preterm infants.
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
The brains of people with autism have unusually strong connections in some regions and weak ones in others.
To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
Difficulties hearing and processing sounds are common in autism and may originate in the brainstem — offering the possibility of an inexpensive screen for the condition.