Tag: fMRI

June 2017
News

Brain scans may forecast autism in high-risk infants

by  /  7 June 2017

Patterns of brain activity in 6-month-old babies accurately predict which children will be diagnosed with autism at age 2.

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News

Rare form of regression is distinct from most autism

by  /  1 June 2017

A rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills is biologically distinct from other forms of autism.

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May 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Virtual reality yields clues to social difficulties in autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.

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News

Anxious children’s head movement may mar brain-imaging results

by  /  13 May 2017

Children with autism who are highly anxious tend to move their heads during brain scans and so may be excluded from important studies.

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February 2017
News

Brain hiccup may explain some social problems in autism

by  /  20 February 2017

People with autism show an atypical pattern of brain activity when trying to adopt another person’s point of view.

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January 2017
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Pua, Seal: What’s wrong with brain imaging work?

by  /  17 January 2017

Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.

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Week of JanuaryJan
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2017
News / Spotted

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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News

Brain scans may forecast effectiveness of autism treatment

by  /  9 January 2017

Patterns of activity in certain brain regions may predict how well a child with autism will respond to a behavioral therapy.

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November 2016
News

Extra dose of Rett syndrome gene alters brain waves in monkeys

by  /  16 November 2016

Monkeys with multiple copies of the gene MeCP2 have irregular brain waves similar to those seen in some children with autism.

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News

Brain scans sniff out root of unusual sense of smell in autism

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism who are acutely sensitive to smells have unusually weak connections between a brain region that processes social stimuli and one that integrates sensory information.

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