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?
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Looking at the brain as a whole suggests that nudging flawed sets of neurons to collaborate better might alleviate autism traits.
Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.
Many autism researchers express satisfaction with the similarities between the ICD-11 and the DSM-5. But some have raised concerns about ways in which the two diagnostic manuals appear to diverge.
How researchers design autism prevalence studies has a significant impact on the results, says Eric Fombonne.
Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Evelina Fedorenko, who will discuss language processing and development in autism.
High blood pressure, preterm birth and other pregnancy complications may increase the risk of autism.
A new assemblage of tools precisely gauges a baby’s biological response to sights, sounds and tactile stimuli all at once.