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Wired for Cognitive Control

A new study reveals which parts of the brain are most able to exert cognitive control over actions and thoughts.
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Possible Biomarker for Autism Discovered

Researchers have identified a key signaling defect within a specific membrane structure which could be a reliable biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism.
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Female Mice Sing During Courtship

Discovery could lead to advances in understanding autism and deficits that may exist in the neural circuitry which underlie social communication.
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Gender Differences in Brain Structure and Behavior in Autism

According to a new study, girls with autism display less repetitive behaviors than boys. Additionally, researchers have discovered differences in brain structures between boys and girls with autism which may help explain this discrepancy.