Ethan Scott packs his lab with math, physics and computer science experts to decode sensory brain networks in zebrafish models of autism.
Researchers are increasingly turning to simple animals to learn about autism biology and find leads for new drugs.
Integrating genetic analyses into studies of babies’ brain development could help us understand how autism-related genes contribute to autism traits.
Autistic children with sensory issues show more intense physiological reactions to unpleasant sounds and other sensations than their non-autistic peers do, a new study shows.
Genes influence how autistic people react to sights, sounds and other sensory cues, whereas environmental factors shape their tendency to notice and seek out such stimuli, a new study in twins suggests.
A new open-source software package makes it possible to model changes in human and animal behavior over the course of an experiment.
Sensory problems in people with fragile X syndrome may stem from hyperactive neurons, a mouse model study suggests.
People and mice with only one working copy of the autism gene SYNGAP1 may have trouble processing sights and sounds.
Deleting the autism-linked gene CNTNAP2 from mice leads to distinct cellular and electrical changes in the cerebellum, according to two unpublished studies presented virtually today at the 2021 Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome.