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A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

...d-gaze pictures, it quieted down. In contrast, the autistic children showed no activity in this region of the ...signaling communicative intent, it also shows that autistic children, even when gazing directly into someone’s eyes, don’t recognize visual cues and don’t proce...

Newborn brains grow vision and movement regions first

...ay matter than average. The study suggests that in autistic children, something may go awry during gray matter growth in the first year of life, he said. "Too much gray matter may be just as bad as too little gray matter," Gilmore said....

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

...ip" technology to look for genetic similarities in autistic individuals culled from almost 1,200 families. They also scanned the DNA to search for copy number variations, which are submicroscopic insertions and deletions of genetic material that scientists believe may be linked to autism and other diseases. T...

'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results

...tradict previous studies, psychologists found that autistic children can ‘read?a stranger’s mental state based...d be central to the social problems experienced by autistic children and adults. But the latest findings cast doubt on this hypothesis. A study at The Univer...

Brain regions do not communicate efficiently in adults with autism

...ectivity between the frontal lobes and the rest of autistic brain showed up on the alpha wave band. These findings support several other studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, both of which gauge brain activity by measuring blood flow. Post-mortem studies also ...

When nerve cells can't make contact

...ssume that similar malfunctions are experienced by autistic patients. Autism is one of the most common psyc...ct - the probability that the identical twin of an autistic person will also be autistic lies between 80 and 95 percent. In 2003, French geneticist Thomas Bou...

Carnegie Mellon researchers discover key deficiencies in brains of people with autism

...o view the patterns of activation in the brains of autistic and normal participants while they read a series of sentences to determine whether each one was true or false. The sentences either had high imagery content ("The number eight when rotated 90 degrees looks like a pair of eyeglasses") or low imagery c...

Autistic brain has fewer neurons for processing emotion

For the first time, research has shown that the autistic brain has fewer neurons in an area related to emot...easured neurons in the amygdala of nine postmortem autistic male brains and 10 age-matched male postmortem non-autistic brains. Ages ranged from 10 to 44 years ...

Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism

... finding is surprising, as it is widely known that autistic individuals tend to avoid looking directly at face...usiform gyrus, activated almost identically in our autistic study participants and the control group of individuals without autism. This is one very simple and ...

Complex gene interactions account for autism risk

...e than one person with autism and 204 included one autistic individual. The team tested for associations between particular gene variants and the disease. They also applied sophisticated statistical methods designed to zero in on the effects of particular gene combinations. The researchers found that one of ...

'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

... treatments for autism and better methods to teach autistic children. The researchers, post-doctoral fellow R...ention.' Such deficits not only cause problems for autistic children in everyday social interactions, said Platt, but also in teaching them. 'When you're teachi...

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