Navigation Links
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism
Date:2/27/2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study has identified a distinct and unique pattern in the way brains of children with autism process information.

Researchers used electroencephalograms (EEGs) to track electrical activity in the brains of 30 children with autism and detected certain features in brain connections, according to the study, which was published Feb. 27 in the journal BMC Medicine.

Compared to other children, those with autism have more short-range links within different brain regions but fewer connections between more distant areas, said the researchers from Boston Children's Hospital.

They said their findings may help improve understanding about certain behaviors in children with autism.

A brain network that has more short-range connections than long-range links helps explain why a child with autism may excel at specific, focused tasks such as memorizing streets, but is unable to integrate information across different brain areas into larger concepts, the researchers said.

"For example, a child with autism may not understand why a face looks really angry, because his visual brain centers and emotional brain centers have less cross-talk," study co-first author Dr. Jurriaan Peters said in a hospital news release. "The brain cannot integrate these areas. It's doing a lot with the information locally, but it's not sending it out to the rest of the brain."

Peters said the finding "may well change the way we look at the brains of autistic children."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about autism.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Boston Children's Hospital, news release, Feb. 27, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD
2. Pain from the brain
3. WUSTL researcher gets $2.25 million grant to better understand traumatic brain injury
4. Has evolution given humans unique brain structures?
5. Case Western Reserve University joins BrainGate clinical trial
6. Rutgers neuroscientist sheds light on cause for chemo brain
7. FDA Panel to Consider Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy
8. Brains of Fetuses Build a Bridge Between Regions, Images Show
9. Children with brain lesions able to use gestures important to language learning
10. First signals from brain nerve cells with ultrathin nanowires
11. Momentum builds in quest to find cure for childhood brain disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 for ... look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors multiple ... vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... An increase in wetter weather in the Northern California area ... that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A relief from drought conditions is most ... grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients have been reporting the typical allergy ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... June is Men’s Health Month and the focus ... cancer among men in the U.S. and the third most common cause of cancer related ... one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Those ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... family. Located at 217 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients high-quality ... weekends so that visits to the dentist fit into their patients’ busy lifestyles. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) ... and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate care ... and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted to and/or discharged from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... DUBLIN , June 7, 2017 Endo ... on June 7, 2017, the Hon. Joseph R. ... District of West Virginia , entered ... Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (the ... filed MDL cases to provide expert disclosures on specific ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... OMAHA, Neb. , June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... chair in the United States ... chair that helps a fallen person up to an ... is easily assembled and operated by one assistant and ... hand. It is simple enough that a child can ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... 30, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... announced that it will be presenting at the 7th annual LD ... Erez Raphael , CEO, of DarioHealth will be giving the ... held on June 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset ... / micro-cap space. About LD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: