Autistic people have distinct patterns of brain development, which sometimes result in differences in brain structure. Here’s what we know about those differences.
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.
Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger, according to a new EEG study.
The brainstem controls such disparate functions as breathing, sensation and sleep — all of which can be altered in autism.
A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.
The amygdala has long been a focus of autism research. But its exact role in the condition has been unclear.
Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.
Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, and to have shown brain overgrowth.