The finding calls into question differences between autistic and non-autistic people on a decades-old theory-of-mind test involving interacting geometric shapes.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: default network
Connections between the cerebellum and brain networks do not seem to contribute substantially to the emergence of autism traits.
Autistic men show a greater imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain than autistic women do, which could explain sex differences in ‘camouflaging.’
Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.
The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, but it is unclear what this difference means.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
Children who have repetitive behaviors, a core autism trait, may show particular patterns of brain activity as early as 1 year of age.