Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.
The brains of many people with autism may exhibit a characteristic arrangement of chemical groups on the proteins that DNA coils around.
Mice carrying any one of five autism-linked mutations struggle to associate a flash of light with an irritating puff of air. The findings suggest that the mice have trouble integrating information from multiple senses — a skill governed by the cerebellum.