Autistic people have long maintained that repetitive behaviors are beneficial. Emerging evidence in support of this idea is shaping new therapies.
Mapping brain activity in one person doing multiple tasks creates a more accurate picture of the brain than averaging the brain activity of multiple people doing a single task.
A new imaging technique detects specific groups of firing neurons in the brains of moving mice, enabling scientists to study brain activity linked to a particular behavior.
Researchers unveiled a reversible new technique for labeling active neurons in freely moving animals.
A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.
A tiny chunk of the brain’s emotion enter, the amygdala, is enlarged in some autistic children; the larger this piece, the more anxious and depressed the child is likely to be.
A method that visualizes nascent and migrating neurons in the mouse brain may shed light on brain development in autistic people.
Researchers have created a suite of digital tools that break complex mouse behaviors into discrete parts and link them to the animals’ brain activity.
Marmosets exposed to a mock infection in the womb have altered vocal development and diminished social interest; exposed macaques show changes in brain structure and function.
The social brain has a sweet spot that activates when people look each other in the eyes but not when they look at eyes in a video.