Tag: default network

May 2019
overlapping network of connections in the brain
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The connectivity theory of autism, explained

by  /  1 May 2019

A growing body of evidence suggests that autism involves atypical communication between brain regions, but how and where in the brain this plays out is unclear.

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March 2019
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Large set of brain scans reveals no telltale signs of autism

by  /  21 March 2019

The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.

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November 2018
Three columns of brain images show patterns of brain connections.
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Repetitive behaviors tied to brain activity patterns in toddlers

by  /  29 November 2018

Children who have repetitive behaviors, a core autism trait, may show particular patterns of brain activity as early as 1 year of age.

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Two hands hold two pills, one red and one blue.
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Drug duo delivers brain, behavioral benefits for fragile X syndrome

by  /  8 November 2018

Administering a cholesterol drug alongside an antibiotic eases atypical behavior and restores the signaling balance in the brains of people with fragile X syndrome.

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June 2018
eight brains with various sections highlighted
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Chromosome 16 deletion miswires brain in people, mice

by  /  12 June 2018

Mice and people missing a copy of a chromosomal region called 16p11.2 show similar patterns of weak brain connections.

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April 2018
eight brains with different regions highlighted
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Brains of men with autism have some ‘female’ patterns

by  /  25 April 2018

The brains of men with autism may have a mosaic of features from both genders.

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November 2017
Mapping the connections between brain regions in mice can reveal which ones are strengthened by a drug.
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Mouse imaging study hints at how fragile X drug trial went wrong

by  /  15 November 2017

The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain its poor performance in people with the condition.

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spotlight on brain in doctor's office
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Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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Genes that regulate brain activity in people with autism (right) differ from those in controls (left).
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Distinct set of genes controls brain activity in people with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

A different set of genes regulates brain activity in people with autism than the set involved in controls.

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June 2016
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Brain connectivity fluctuates over time in autism

by  /  6 June 2016

People with autism show frequent swings in synchronized activity between brain regions, a finding that could explain inconsistencies across studies.

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