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Tag: default network

June 2018
eight brains with various sections highlighted

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

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.

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

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).

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

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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January 2016

Some autism genes may act as control knobs for brain activity

by  /  4 January 2016

Researchers have uncovered 38 genes, including 9 autism candidates, that may fine-tune brain activity.

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March 2015

Randy Buckner discusses the brain’s default network

 /  25 March 2015

Watch the complete replay of Randy Buckner’s webinar discussing ‘daydreaming’ brain circuitry and what it might reveal about autism.

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January 2015

Noisy patterns of connectivity mark autism brains

by  /  29 January 2015

A new study may have solved a decade-old debate about whether the brains of people with autism are more or less connected than those of controls: They’re both, depending on where in the brain you look.

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August 2014

Active or at rest, brain conducts similar symphonies

by  /  5 August 2014

Researchers measure how brain networks work together by scanning volunteers’ brains either while they’re resting passively or while they’re engaged in a task. A study published 2 July in Neuron argues that the networks activated in these two scenarios are more similar than previously thought.

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