Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?
Decoding distortions in the brain’s largest nerve tract could lay bare basic problems with long-range neural connections in autism.
A curved glass replacement for the top of a mouse's skull lets researchers spy on the activity of more than 1 million neurons.
Our infographic displays efforts to develop treatments for fragile X syndrome. So far, none of them have passed muster in clinical trials.
Given its reputation, the most shocking thing about electroconvulsive therapy might be how beneficial — and banal — it actually is.
The brain’s memory center, the hippocampus, may provide clues to features of autism as disparate as personal relationships and decision-making.