Children with autism don’t follow certain grammatical rules, according to one of the few studies of the disorder from the field of linguistics.
Children with autism who have different verbal and intellectual abilities seem to glean useful social information from different parts of the face, according to the largest-ever eye-tracking study of the disorder. The findings are published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
In high-functioning adults with autism, the signal-to-noise ratio in the outer regions of the brain is significantly lower than in healthy controls, according to unpublished research presented Friday in Washington, D.C.
Individuals who have autism and dysmorphology comprise a distinct subgroup within the disorder, says geneticist Judith Miles.
Boys who have autism-like social deficits at 2 years of age retain about the same level of social impairment when they reach age 20.
A variant of the FGF14 gene may decrease the volume of the amygdala, a brain structure needed to interpret emotions in facial expressions, according to results presented on Sunday at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Washington, D.C.
Healthy parents of children with autism have an atypical brain response to sound frequency changes that mimics the response of individuals with the disorder.
The brains of teenagers with autism and their unaffected siblings respond similarly to both happy and neutral faces, whereas those of controls seem to prefer happy ones, according to a study published 12 July in Translational Psychiatry.