A brain imaging technique called magnetoencephalography characterizes not just what is happening in the brain, but also where and when, making it ideally suited for studying autism.
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Finding biomarkers for different forms of autism may lead to more effective treatments for each.
Instead of debating about whether to screen all children for autism, we should be looking for better ways to identify children at risk and help them access services.
Autism researchers should take steps to communicate their findings before, during and after publication of the paper.
As children with autism grow into adults, the challenge is in measuring the skills that matter most in their daily lives.
Some restricted and repetitive behaviors may have hidden benefits for people with autism, so scientists should work to find a happy medium between acceptance and change.
Differences between the brains of men and women with autism may help explain why men are more susceptible to the condition and women appear to be protected from it.
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