People with autism show excessively synchronized activity between brain regions while conversing with others.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
An infusion of estrogen increases activity in the brains of male zebra finches when they hear their own or others’ songs.
Researchers have defined a new syndrome that results from carrying two mutated copies of CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism.
Researchers are creating guidelines that would help doctors choose and customize autism treatments.
A region of the brain involved in interpreting social cues is unusually smooth in boys and men with autism, but normal in girls and women with the disorder.
Difficulty processing sound distinguishes children with autism from those with sensory processing disorder, a catch-all label for sensory abnormalities, according to a new study. The results suggest that among children with sensory problems, the exact nature of the sensory problem determines the diagnosis.
Children with autism who receive two years of intensive therapy as toddlers appear to maintain their social and behavioral gains two years later, suggests a new study. But some researchers are skeptical that the findings will hold true outside of a clinical trial setting.
The first in-depth look at people with alterations in the 1q21.1 chromosomal region reveals a range of features, from problems with fine motor skills to autism.