Navigation Links
"Daydreaming" Network Fails In Autism

A study by researchers at the University of California, appearing in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that people// with autism never "daydream" The researchers arrived at this conclusion after comparing the brain scans of people having autism and those not affected by the disease.

During the resting period of the brain, emotions and thoughts are processed. However this does not happen in autistic individuals. Scientists speculate that such patients are awkward socially since there is no daydreaming network. Regions of the brain like the "medial prefrontal cortex, the rostral anterior cingulate and the precuneus" are pretty active during this stage.

Using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) scans; the researchers monitored 15 autistic patients and compared their scans with 15 healthy individuals. They found that the rest period activity was absent in autism-affected individuals.

"We speculate that the lack of deactivation in the autism group is indicative of abnormal internally directed processes at rest, which may be an important contribution to the social and emotional deficits of autism," the researchers wrote.

Commenting on the study, Richard Mills, director of research for the National Autistic Society and Research Autism said, "This study sheds further light on the neurological factors involved in autism and some of the possible implications for differences in the cognitive profile and social behaviour."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A Better Understanding Of The Brain Network
2. A first in Liver Transplant in India – Networking works wel
3. 20 Men Involved In Gay Sex Network Acquire HIV Infection
4. New Network To Ease Blood donation In India
5. ISRO To Expand Telemedicine Network, 4 Speciality Hospitals To Be Included
6. MP Forms Youth Network to Spread Awareness on AIDS
7. Cancer Hope Network, ASTRO Partner to Raise Awareness of Cancer Survivorship
8. A Computer Network Contract For NHS Approved In Scotland
9. Kalam to Commission Indias First Tele-Radiology Network
10. Malaria Network Gets 49bn from Bill Gates
11. Brain Networks Strengthened by Closing Ion Channels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a ... that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: