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September 2018
Photo: Autistic woman Becky Audette lies on a couch under a purple blanket.

Rebooting Becky’s brain

by  /  12 September 2018

An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?

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November 2017
magnetic stimulation of human brain

Magnetic stimulation bares imbalance of activity in fragile X brains

by  /  14 November 2017

Researchers have used transcranial magnetic stimulation to show that people with fragile X syndrome have weak ‘inhibitory’ signals, those that dampen neuronal activity in the brain.

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May 2016

Takeaways from IMFAR 2016

by  /  16 May 2016

Researchers, advocates and others from the autism community came together for the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore.

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Reactions from IMFAR 2016

by  /  14 May 2016

Scientists give their perspectives on work presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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September 2015

Magnetic promise: Can brain stimulation treat autism?

by  /  23 September 2015

There are hints that transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electricity to change how brain cells function, might improve the symptoms of autism. But hopes are running way ahead of the facts.

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February 2013

Flexible brain

by  /  8 February 2013

Transcranial magnetic stimulation may provide a noninvasive approach to studying how connections in the human brain change in response to new information, and how that process is altered in autism, says Lindsay Oberman.

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July 2011

Magnet reveals differences in Asperger syndrome brains

by  /  6 July 2011

A powerful magnet that alters brain activity has shown that a brain region responsible for language may function differently in adults with Asperger syndrome than in controls, according to a study published in the July issue of the European Journal of Neuroscience.

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