Eric Courchesne is known for his findings on brain size in autism. But the roots of his long career trace back to his own childhood disability.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
New software charts the crests of the folds that define the brain’s surface in people with autism.
Babies who are later diagnosed with autism may show aberrant connections between some brain regions in their first year of life.
Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.
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 rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills is biologically distinct from other forms of autism.
A brain circuit that controls movement is altered in people with autism, a postmortem brain study suggests.
A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.