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Tag: EEG

November 2017

Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

 /  13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.


Study of recurring beeps supports ‘magical world’ theory of autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism do not predict repeating sights and sounds, even after experiencing them dozens of times over a few minutes.

High-frequency sound waves reveal changes in blood flow that correspond to seizure activity.

Tool taps sound waves to trace seizure activity in newborns

by  /  9 November 2017

A new ultrasound device provides high-resolution movies of blood flow through the brains of infants.

October 2017
Toddler girl sleeping with hair floating against black background.

How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

by  /  31 October 2017

Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.

Baby sibs (top and middle rows) have weaker patterns of brain activity (blue) at the front of the brain than do controls (bottom row).

Brain signals hint at speech delay in babies at high autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.

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July 2017

Choice of method may influence brain imaging results in autism

by  /  25 July 2017

Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.

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May 2017
Week of MayMay

Budget backlash; legend lost; migratory minds

by  /  26 May 2017

Proposed cuts to biomedical research in the United States spark outrage, the autism research community has lost a legend in Isabelle Rapin, and scientists like to move around.


Brain-wave patterns may flag babies with autism

by  /  12 May 2017

Infants who are later diagnosed with autism show inconsistent patterns of brain waves in response to the same sound.

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April 2017

Asbestos discovery ousts U.K. researchers from their labs

by  /  5 April 2017

More than 1,500 people were forced to abandon labs and offices at the University of Oxford after a routine renovation revealed asbestos in a building.

March 2017
Boy holds tennis racket on court with teacher

Tennis program serves up benefits for children with autism

by  /  7 March 2017

Tennis is a social game, requiring players to predict and respond to their opponent’s behavior. That may help some children with autism.