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Opening a Window to the Autistic Brain


Opening a Window to the Autistic Brain

Kendall Powell. PLoS Biol.


Research focuses have shifted from "curing" autism to finding better diagnostics for early intervention, improving behavioral therapies, and gaining insight into the autistic brain


Figure 1
Figure 1. Brain Activation Scattering in Autism
Autistic individuals show less activity, during a movement task, in areas that are normally activated (premotor and superior parietal cortex; blue areas), but unusually increased activity around these normal sites of activation (red areas). Images courtesy of Ralph-Axel Müller.
Figure 2
Figure 2. Pointing as an Example of Joint Attention
A child with autism (three years old) pointing to the fish in an aquarium. Photo courtesy of Connie Kasari.

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