Tag: superior temporal sulcus

December 2018
Child in MEG with eeg cap
News

Autistic children may have to mute own perspective to grasp others’

by  /  6 December 2018

To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism may need to actively suppress their own.

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November 2017
child sticking tongue out and making a face while holding chopsticks
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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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May 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

How dining out with my daughter inspired my autism studies

by  /  12 May 2016

Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety.

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October 2015
News

Researchers map spot in brain for tracking others’ eyes

by  /  19 October 2015

Following another person’s gaze is a task distinct from recognizing and reading faces.

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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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July 2015
News

Landscape of brain ridges may vary with gender in autism

by  /  31 July 2015

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.

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November 2014
News

In autism, RNA snippets vary little by brain region, age

by  /  20 November 2014

The expression patterns of microRNAs vary less by brain region and age in people with autism than in controls. Researchers presented the unpublished findings Tuesday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Therapy for autism may alter brain activity, behavior

by  /  19 November 2014

After four months of a behavioral therapy known as pivotal response training, children with autism show improved behavior and enhanced activity in brain regions that process social information. Researchers presented these preliminary results from a trial yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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People with autism have trouble processing sight, sound

by  /  17 November 2014

People with autism tend to be less efficient than controls at integrating what they hear with what they see, according to unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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December 2013
News

Oxytocin sharpens social response in people with autism

by  /  12 December 2013

Oxytocin, the infamous ‘love hormone,’ may attune the brains of people with autism to respond to social information such as facial expressions, researchers reported 2 December in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study boosts oxytocin’s promise for treating the social deficits seen in autism.

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