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April 2014

Scaled-down device detects brain activity in children

by  /  23 April 2014

A new device designed to conduct magneto-electroencephalography in children younger than 3 years is ideal for detecting early signs of autism, researchers reported 3 March in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 

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March 2014

Cognition and behavior: Brain symmetry atypical in autism

by  /  28 March 2014

People with autism show diminished language activity in the left halves of their brains but otherwise show typical specialization between hemispheres, according to a study published 6 February in Molecular Autism.

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‘Rich club’ brain network grows richer with age

by  /  21 March 2014

The ‘rich club,’ a higher-order brain network, is anatomically similar but functionally richer in adults compared with children, according to a study published 5 February in PLoS One.

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November 2013

More or less connected in autism, compared to what?

by  /  19 November 2013

Emerging findings in children with autism are showing both hyperconnectivity and underconnectivity in different regions and circuits throughout the brain.

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Resting-state maps bridge mouse models, humans

by  /  12 November 2013

Researchers have produced images of connectivity during resting-state activation, which occurs while individuals are resting quietly in a scanner, in mouse brains. The new technique was presented Monday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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Analysis of movement during brain scans may skew results

by  /  10 November 2013

Head or eye movements while wearing an electroencephalography cap, and differing methods of analyzing the resulting data, can all skew the interpretation of brain activity, according to findings presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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August 2013

Cognition and behavior: Oxytocin linked to brain connections

by  /  2 August 2013

An autism-linked variant in the receptor for oxytocin may alter connections in the brain, according to a study published 17 May in Neuroimage.

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June 2013

Cognition and behavior: Autism traits predict connectivity

by  /  14 June 2013

People who show strong autism traits tend to have weak connections between an area of the brain involved in introspection and social memories and other brain regions, according to a study published 5 April in PLoS One.

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Amygdala and autism’s checkered history

by  /  4 June 2013

To understand the amygdala’s role in autism, researchers should study its connections with other brain structures and explore its role in development, says Ralph Adolphs.

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January 2013

Cognition and behavior: Autism dads struggle with empathy

by  /  22 January 2013

Families of individuals with autism may share their abnormal patterns of brain activation, according to a study published 3 December in Molecular Autism.

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