A delayed brain response to viewing faces may predict lags in social-skill development in autistic people.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new protocol aims to help researchers include more autistic people — especially those who are minimally verbal or have intellectual disability — in imaging studies.
Mice with a mutation in their mitochondrial DNA show altered brain activity, repetitive behaviors and reduced sociability, according to a new study.
A glowing protein tracks serotonin levels and location in the brains of living mice and could yield clues to the neurotransmitter’s role in autism.
Mice missing a copy of MAGEL2 have trouble discerning between a familiar mouse and an unfamiliar one; treating them with the social hormone vasopressin reverses this deficit.
Children with dup15q syndrome may have telltale patterns of brain activity during sleep and get less non-REM sleep than neurotypical children do.
Looking at eyes, noses and mouths may prompt slower recognition in the brains of autistic people than in those of non-autistic people.
Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger, according to a new EEG study.
Contrary to previous results, the blood pressure drug did not uniformly improve autism traits in a new clinical trial.
Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.