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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Long known as the director of movement, the cerebellum may also coordinate social and cognitive abilities, including those central to autism.
The long fibers of neurons in the brains of young children with autism are structured differently from those of their neurotypical peers — and from those of older children with the condition.
Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two brain regions.
Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.
A new analysis of brain scans highlights variations in the cerebellum, a brain area implicated in autism.
The cerebellum, a brain region primarily associated with movement, may mediate the pleasure that comes from socializing.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.