Cambridge scientists were the first to discover that a part of the brain called the amygdala is under-active when people with autism and Asperger Syndrome are trying to decode emotional facial expressions.
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Collaborations with researchers at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre have been used to pinpoint specific structural and functional differences in the brains of people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. The vital process of brain pruning During normal brain development, a burst of synapse formation occurs in infancy.
Cambridge has analysed the effects of prenatal testosterone levels, produced by the foetus and measured via amniocentesis during the first trimester of pregnancy, on autistic behaviour. Symptoms vary greatly from person to person. Lobes of the Cerebrum - larger size than normal. February 8, 2018.
The study team also found that the medication rapamycin both restores normal synaptic pruning and reduces autism-like behaviors in a mouse model of autism.
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In addition, all exercises are performed on a computer, which is very compelling to children on the autism spectrum.
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The "pervasive" part of the name implies that the disorder is serious, or that it affects many areas of development. Now I think that a dog is something white with spots, short hair, and comes up to my hip. Therefore, serotonin stays in the synapse for a longer time.
Research and health-related webcasts of interest to the autism community. December 7, 2017. The excess is due to a slowdown in the normal pruning process that occurs during brain development, the researchers say.
Select a Subject -- Select a Subject --. April 2018 1. Most of the time they will not make eye contact with others and have trouble making friends.