Two studies published in the past two months provide new clues to when and how the cerebellum contributes to autism.
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New evidence from both people and mice points to a part of the cerebellum that helps process social information as being critical in autism.
Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.
A brain circuit that controls movement is altered in people with autism, a postmortem brain study suggests.
Mouse models of autism share a key structural anomaly: an unusually small cerebellum, a region that coordinates movement.
Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.