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Tag: brain imaging

October 2020
four brain areas marked with flags: Cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, cerebellum
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Brain structure changes in autism, explained

by  /  15 October 2020

Autistic people have distinct patterns of brain development, which sometimes result in differences in brain structure. Here’s what we know about those differences.

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Brain hemispheres color-coded.
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Autism shares brain structure changes with other psychiatric conditions

by  /  1 October 2020

Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.

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September 2020
Mother in the background unsuccessfully trying to get attention of daughter in the foreground.
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Neural responses to names may underlie language difficulties in some autistic people

by  /  21 September 2020

Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger, according to a new EEG study.

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August 2020
Illustration showing the human brain made out of flower shapes with the brainstem labeled.
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Brain’s center of automatic body functions has autism links

by  /  20 August 2020

The brainstem controls such disparate functions as breathing, sensation and sleep — all of which can be altered in autism.

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Mouse brain images show proteins in mouse brains at different ages.
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New ‘synaptome’ maps neuronal connections in mouse brain across lifespan

by  /  5 August 2020

A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.

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July 2020
Man working from home office.
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INSAR 2020, from home

by  /  31 July 2020

Like so many other events this year, autism’s biggest annual conference — the International Society for Autism Research meeting — was forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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grid of six brain slices in different staining methods.
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Software maps neurons to reference brain atlas

by  /  29 July 2020

A computer program aligns mouse brain images with a reference brain atlas, helping researchers analyze neurons and their connections in a standardized way.

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An illustration of the brain shows the amydala highlighted in green among botanical forms that look like neurons.
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Amygdala, the brain’s threat detector, has broad roles in autism

by  /  14 July 2020

The amygdala has long been a focus of autism research. But its exact role in the condition has been unclear.

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June 2020
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Brain responses to social stimuli may vary by sex in autism

by  /  29 June 2020

Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.

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Autism linked to sleep problems and brain changes in infancy

by  /  19 June 2020

Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, and to have shown brain overgrowth.

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