Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More accurate picture of the autistic brain

Coronal section demonstrating normal grey and ...Image via WikipediaHealth & Medical Breakthroughs News - More accurate picture of the autistic brain: "Regional differences in grey matter were found in socially-relevant and communication-related brain areas, as well as in areas implicated in repetitive behaviours and those found to play a role in empathic behavior. The study also identifies grey matter increases in autism in the visual cortex and for the first time, in the primary auditory cortex. “We believe that the visual and auditory cortical thickness increases may be related to enhanced visual and auditory perception in autism.”"
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