Autistic toddlers have unusually strong connections between sensory areas of the brain.
People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.
A custom-built machine can scan the brains of awake mice and may improve our understanding of conditions such as autism.
Autism researchers who use brain scans may not be accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing.
A new analysis hints at the source of the rampant inconsistency among brain imaging studies in autism: significant differences among study sites.
Mapping brain activity in one person doing multiple tasks creates a more accurate picture of the brain than averaging the brain activity of multiple people doing a single task.
The brains of some autistic children may not adapt to repeated touch or sound, even after several minutes.
Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene. The first generation shows traits reminiscent of the condition.
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two brain regions.