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Tag: EEG

August 2019
graphic shows eye movement patterns

Visual task may offer brain marker for autism

by  /  19 August 2019

People with autism may show an altered pattern of brain activity when looking at two competing images.

July 2019
Machine accepts chaotic data flow and puts it back out in an organized flow from the other side

Un ordinateur peut-il diagnostiquer l’autisme?

by  /  30 July 2019

L’apprentissage automatique (machine learning) présente une possibilité pour aider les cliniciens à repérer l'autisme plus tôt, mais des obstacles techniques et éthiques demeurent.

May 2019
Toddler having head measured at clinic

With its targets, top autism gene may define a form of the condition

by  /  3 May 2019

Children with mutations either in CHD8 — a top autism gene — or in genes that CHD8 controls share similar characteristics.

March 2019
Portrait of Dr. Timothy Roberts

In quest for autism biomarkers, this technique has magnetic appeal

by  /  26 March 2019

To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.

January 2019
Black and white portrait of Christine Nordhal smiling.

Webinar: Christine Wu Nordahl reveals new autism brain-imaging strategies

 /  30 January 2019

Watch the complete replay of Christine Wu Nordahl discussing new ways to expand participation in autism brain-imaging studies.

Boy during test with researcher

Spectrum Stories: Tapping intelligence in minimally verbal people with autism

by  /  23 January 2019

Scientists are finding new ways to test cognition in autistic individuals who speak little or not at all.

December 2018
Image shows a close up view of a child's eyes

Revealing autism’s hidden strengths

by  /  19 December 2018

Autistic people who have trouble speaking or moving often do poorly on standard tests of intelligence. Newer methods promise to uncover their abilities — and improve our understanding of autism itself.

November 2018
Baby with EEG cap looks at camera.

Brain waves of autistic children show delay in language learning

by  /  6 November 2018

Babies eventually diagnosed with autism learn to detect speech sounds later than their typical peers do.


New tool models source of signals in brain imaging techniques

by  /  5 November 2018

New open-source software helps scientists pinpoint where electrical signals are produced in the brain.

October 2018
Recordings from the mouse visual cortex flash pink and orange.

New tool provides real-time glimpse of brain activity in mice

by  /  26 October 2018

A transparent set of electrodes enables researchers to simultaneously record electrical signals and visualize neurons in the brains of awake mice.