Tag: fusiform gyrus

November 2017
child sticking tongue out and making a face while holding chopsticks
News

In autism, food quirks show up in social brain areas

by  /  15 November 2017

Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet.

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woman looking behind her with fearful expression
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Face processing may improve over time in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

The activity of the brain’s face detector, the fusiform gyrus, in response to faces is greater in adolescents with autism than it is in younger children with the condition.

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Brain bank slice of brain in lab
Features / Deep Dive

Banking on brains for clues to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

New initiatives aim to increase brain donations for autism research and maximize what scientists can learn from these precious specimens.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2017
News / Spotted

Face learning; mosaic inheritance; nosy scientists and more

by  /  8 September 2017

A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.

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November 2016
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Brain scans sniff out root of unusual sense of smell in autism

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism who are acutely sensitive to smells have unusually weak connections between a brain region that processes social stimuli and one that integrates sensory information.

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May 2016
News

Brain signature characterizes boys with autism

by  /  19 May 2016

Activity in the social brain circuit can distinguish a boy who has autism from a typically developing boy with 76 percent accuracy.

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February 2016
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Brain’s social ‘river’ carries clues about autism

by  /  29 February 2016

Researchers are homing in on the superior temporal sulcus, a groove in the brain that collects social information, as a key player in autism.

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January 2016
Week of JanuaryJan
11th
2016
News / Spotted

CRISPR chronicles; microbiome muddle; love on the spectrum

by  /  15 January 2016

The fight over who holds the rights to CRISPR is heating up, we control our gut bacteria, and romance isn’t always easy when you have autism.

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October 2015
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Brain’s face detector lights up questions about autism’s origins

by  /  15 October 2015

Lower activity in a key face processing region of the brain hints that people with autism could benefit from training to become ‘face experts.’

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December 2013
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Study seeks autism biomarkers in brain-imaging database

by  /  9 December 2013

A large, multisite dataset of brain scans identifies autism with 60 percent accuracy, much lower than the numbers cited by single-site studies. The study, published 25 September in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, highlights the vast differences in equipment, quality and methods across sites.

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