Tag: brain size

January 2017
Yarek Waszul / ispot
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Daphna Joel: Brain sex differences may be mirage

by  /  3 January 2017

Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.

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November 2016
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News

Takeaways from SfN 2016

by  /  17 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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Size matters: The brains of people with autism are 3 percent larger, on average, than those of controls.fmajor / iStock
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Brains of people with autism may be enlarged throughout life

by  /  13 November 2016

The brain enlargement commonly seen in toddlers with autism may persist into adolescence and adulthood.

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Reactions from SfN 2016

by  /  11 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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July 2016
Surfeit of cells: 
The brains of mice missing genes involved in the WNT pathway (right) have more neurons (pink) than controls do (left). Haim Belinson / UCSF
News

Neurons from boys with autism grow unusually fast

by  /  28 July 2016

Cells derived from the skin of boys and men with autism share a host of unusual characteristics.

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February 2016
OKSANA GRIVINA
Opinion / Viewpoint

Big brains may hold clues to origins of autism

by  /  23 February 2016

The brain enlargement seen in many children with autism may reveal hints about the condition’s causes.

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March 2015
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News / Spotted

Spotted: Bigger brains; dress debate

by  /  6 March 2015

A human gene gives mice bigger brains, and people with autism weigh in on that white or blue dress.

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January 2015
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Opinion

Head movement in scanners skews brain measurements

by  /  9 January 2015

Even small movements of the head during magnetic resonance imaging can lead to spurious measurements of brain structures, according to a new study.

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December 2014
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Brains of people with autism show altered growth with age

by  /  11 December 2014

Several brain regions in people with autism become enlarged earlier than usual during childhood and shrink too soon during adulthood, finds an eight-year imaging study.

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November 2014
Lisk Feng
Features / Deep Dive

Genetics first: A fresh take on autism’s diversity

by  /  24 November 2014

Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism.

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