Autistic people have distinct patterns of brain development, which sometimes result in differences in brain structure. Here’s what we know about those differences.
Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.
Brain structure of autistic people with deletions in the chromosomal region 22q11.2 differs from that of autistic people without the deletions.
The amygdala has long been a focus of autism research. But its exact role in the condition has been unclear.
Several regions in the outer layer of the brain are thicker in children and young adults with autism than in their typical peers.
People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.
Can brain scans, in the wrong hands, compromise research participants’ identity? The risk is minimal.
Autism researchers who use brain scans may not be accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing.
An online map of the marmoset brain may enable researchers to better understand how neuronal connections function.
The long fibers of neurons in the brains of young children with autism are structured differently from those of their neurotypical peers — and from those of older children with the condition.