Saturday, September 22, 2012

» Adults with Autism Have Unreliable Neural Responses

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A new study, published in the journal Neuron, reveals that autistic adults have unreliable neural sensory responses to visual, auditory and somatosensory (touch) stimuli.

This poor response appears to be a basic characteristic of autism.

Up until now research on what causes atypical behaviors in autism has focused primarily on specific brain regions without necessarily tracing back to the brain’s fundamental signaling abilities.

Now, neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the first steps toward deciphering the connection between general brain function and behavioral patterns in autism.

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