A new protocol aims to help researchers include more autistic people — especially those who are minimally verbal or have intellectual disability — in imaging studies.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.
A delay in autistic children’s brain responses to sound may continue into adulthood.
A magnetic scanner fitted within an ordinary bicycle helmet may make it easier to visualize autistic children’s brains.
Several of the brain’s responses to sound are sluggish in autistic children who speak few or no words, compared with those who are verbal.
To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.
To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism may need to actively suppress their own.
New open-source software helps scientists pinpoint where electrical signals are produced in the brain.
A new neuroimaging device that is worn like a helmet enables researchers to map the functional activity of a person’s brain as she moves her head.
Combining a brain imaging technique with a neuron stimulation method can reveal how activity at one site travels through neural networks in the brain.