The social brain network and autism

Ann Neurosci. 2014 Apr;21(2):69-73. doi: 10.5214/ans.0972.7531.210208.


Available research data in Autism suggests the role of a network of brain areas, often known as the 'social brain'. Recent studies highlight the role of genetic mutations as underlying patho-mechanism in Autism. This mini review, discusses the basic concepts behind social brain networks, theory of mind and genetic factors associated with Autism. It critically evaluates and explores the relationship between the behavioral outcomes and genetic factors providing a conceptual framework for understanding of autism.

Keywords: Autism; Behavioral Genetics; Brain Networks.

Publication types

  • Review