Researchers need to consider new ways of capturing how autism manifests in girls, who may find clever ways of camouflaging their symptoms.
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Clinical trials of autism treatments are fertile ground for the placebo effect. Bryan King explains how the field must move forward to better evaluate treatments.
Autism is not a developmental disorder, but rather the brain’s adaptive response to early genetic or environmental disturbances, says Mark Johnson.
Many people with autism have trouble interpreting and responding to social cues. Studying how rats learn from each other can provide insights into the human social brain, says Amiel Rosenkranz.
The job of delivering interventions for autism often falls to overstretched teachers in schools with few resources. Melanie Pellecchia and David Mandell set out to find the ‘active ingredients’ of school-based interventions.
A brain system called declarative memory may help people learn scripts and strategies that alleviate autism symptoms, say Michael Ullman and Mariel Pullman.
A struggle to predict what might happen next could account for the multiple, seemingly disparate, symptoms of autism, say Pawan Sinha, Margaret Kjelgaard and Annie Cardinaux.
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