A New Study to Help Define The Biological Basis of Autism

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
23 Jul 2013

One short way to define autism used to be : “A different brain wiring”. The study mentioned below proves that this definition is absoutely correct.

A new study reported yesterday (July 22, 2013) by HealthDay News (Serena Gordon) about how the autistic brain is wired. Results of the study were published July 22 online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Stronger connections in the brain was found related to some common signs of autism like: repetitive behavior, limited interests, and focusing on details rather than seeing the bigger picture.

The length of the connections between different brain regions were found to be significantly shorter in individuals with autism compared to the control group.

Even if this study is not offering an immediate solution to the autism condition, it will definitely help a better understanding of how the autistic brain is wired.

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