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The Brain

Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.

March 2020
News

Older autistic adults may retain strong visual abilities

by  /  2 March 2020

Autistic adults may not experience the typical age-related decline in brain regions related to vision.

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February 2020
Brain organoid cells look different than those in embryonic brain tissue-grid of six images show growth of both types over time.
News / Toolbox

Cell stress may sap organoids’ usefulness in autism research

by  /  26 February 2020

Some cells in brain organoids — 3D clusters of cultured brain cells — fail to develop fully.

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iphone held up to crowd shows MRIs of people nearby
Opinion / Viewpoint

Why concern about facial recognition from brain scans is overblown

by  /  18 February 2020

Can brain scans, in the wrong hands, compromise research participants’ identity? The risk is minimal.

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brain form in the shape of white flowers on black background with the striatum in red
News

Striatum, the brain’s reward hub, may drive core autism traits

by  /  17 February 2020

Associated primarily with its role in movement, the striatum may also influence the social difficulties of autistic people.

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A grid of four black and white images shows how movement can disrupt brain scans.
News

Breathing may scramble brain scans used in autism research

by  /  13 February 2020

Autism researchers who use brain scans may not be accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing.

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3D image of colorized brain sections showing neuron connections
News

Map of fly brain lights up millions of connections

by  /  12 February 2020

A new wiring diagram of the fruit fly brain is the most complex ever created.

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rainbow colors trace marmoset brain
News / Toolbox

New map charts pathways of neurons in marmoset brain

by  /  5 February 2020

An online map of the marmoset brain may enable researchers to better understand how neuronal connections function.

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January 2020
Week of JanuaryJan
27th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Gut microbiome, oxytocin treatment, hippocampus development

by  /  31 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 27 January.

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group of six brain images from children show white matter, anomalies shown in red areas
News

Structure of brain matter in young autistic children may show distinct patterns

by  /  30 January 2020

The long fibers of neurons in the brains of young children with autism are structured differently from those of their neurotypical peers — and from those of older children with the condition.

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A grid of images shows different parts of a 3D, black and white brain lit up with colors.
News / Toolbox

Hologram brings brain’s complex highways to life

by  /  29 January 2020

Bioengineers and neuroanatomists have collaborated to create a holographic representation of how information travels in the brain.

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