The repetitive behaviors seen in autism may originate in the striatum, a cluster of neurons involved with initiating and executing movements.
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger, according to a new EEG study.
Autistic men show a greater imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain than autistic women do, which could explain sex differences in ‘camouflaging.’
Plugging a leaky mitochondrial membrane may help fragile X neurons to mature and function more efficiently.
A new viral tool can selectively control different types of neurons that dampen brain activity in rodents, monkeys and people.
Conversations between an autistic and a typical person involve less smiling and more mismatched facial expressions than do interactions between two typical people.
Mutations in the MECP2 gene, which are associated with autism and Rett syndrome, interfere with a cell’s ability to form droplets of DNA that silence gene expression.