A growing body of evidence suggests that autism involves atypical communication between brain regions, but how and where in the brain this plays out is unclear.
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.
Two imaging techniques together reveal architectural features of the brains of preterm infants.
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
The brains of people with autism have unusually strong connections in some regions and weak ones in others.
To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
Difficulties hearing and processing sounds are common in autism and may originate in the brainstem — offering the possibility of an inexpensive screen for the condition.
Autism BrainNet, a repository of postmortem brains, has new tissue from more than 150 brains, including 59 from people with confirmed or possible autism.
Problems with the minute ‘factories’ that yield energy for cells — the mitochondria — may contribute to learning problems and other traits of fragile X syndrome.