Monday, December 05, 2005

Diagnosis of Autism


According to the London Guardian,
Detailed snapshots of the children's brains showed that networks of nerves thought crucial for understanding other people's emotions and intentions did not spark into life at the appropriate moment. The more severe a child's autism, the less activity the circuits showed.
Let's hope this discovery leads to innovations in treatment.

1 comment:

  1. It's unfortunate that the article doesn't mention much about how the autistic children *did* process the information.

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