By alex on July 20, 2016In Autism Talk TV Ep. 26, I speak with authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker about their bestselling book on the history of autism, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. In addition to being authors, Donvan and Zucker have worked for ABC News, where Donvan is an Emmy award winning correspondent and Zucker […]
By alex on November 16, 2015When I was first contacted by The Autism Science Foundation about being involved in the It Takes Brains campaign, I honestly didn’t know what to think. The campaign has the goal of urging families and individuals on the spectrum to “make the heroic decision to register for brain tissue donation.” It was certainly one of the […]
By alex on December 10, 2014Yesterday a new hashtag campaign appeared in my Twitter feed – #MSSNG. It seemed to refer to autism, and a new research project. I had an immediate reaction, based on my interpretation of the letters in the context of the autism discussion – I thought, Missing? Certainly not. We may be gifted or we may […]
By alex on October 27, 2010
Lindsay discusses the details of TMS and how it relates to Autism. She has been interested in Autism...
By alex on December 5, 2007According to a recent study, the size of brain structures in adult autistic brains look very different than those seen in autistic children.
Wrong Planet takes an in-depth look at this fascinating scientific paper published in the journal Neuron.
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By alex on March 12, 2007Most people with Asperger's Syndrome have some intense interest that they pursue with a passion (I'm one of those) and it's pretty clear that OCD tendencies go hand in hand with Asperger's Syndrome. Serotonin is the chemical that plays a role in causing aspies to pursue their special interests and similarly causes people with OCD to be obsessive or anxious. Certain levels of serotonin are also linked with the autistic tendency of...
By alex on November 17, 2005ScienceDaily.com reports: New brain imaging research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that when people with autism look at a face, activity in the brain area that responds is similar to that of people without autism. Study suggests that specific behavioral interventions may help people with autism improve their ability to interact socially.
By alex on October 26, 2005Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) show a difference in the autist brain when compared to non-autist brains.
By alex on June 6, 2005Google News reports: Money Plans, India - 3 hours ago
... basis of social interactions, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Montreal have shown that individuals with autism display abnormal ...
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By alex on March 17, 2005Funding for a major new clinical trial to develop communication skills for pre-school autistic children and their parents has been unveiled by the Medical Research Council (MRC) today. It is one of two new awards for studies in autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that together have received funding of approximately £1.5 million.