People with autism or autism traits may be especially vulnerable to brain aging and cognitive decline, two studies suggest.
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Tag: brain imaging
Environmental factors influence brain structure in autistic children more than in non-autistic children, according to an analysis of imaging data from twins.
Even when they share identical genetic backgrounds, mice from separate litters show different patterns of development, according to a new study.
Mutations in autism-linked genes lead to a variety of changes in brain activity, sensory perception and sleep-wake cycles in zebrafish.
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.