Researchers have identified a subset of immune signaling proteins associated with the development of autism in mice.
Higher gestational concentrations of phthalate metabolites were associated with an increased risk of autism in boys, but not in girls. Folic acid may help to protect against the effects of phthalate exposure, researchers report.
Scientists found that the protein named reelin is deeply involved in the migration of new nerve cells to the neocortex...
Researchers report the gamma-CaMPII protein plays a critical role in learning and memory. The shuttle protein may be dysfunctional in those with Schizophrenia and autism, hindering learning abilities, researchers report.
Researchers investigate mentalizing, or how we are able to understand what another person is thinking, and how this process differs from empathy.
Study reveals how two neural circuits dictate the choice between social approach and avoidance. The network connecting the infralimbic cortex to the basolateral amygdala (BLA) impairs social behavior if there is a decrease in neural activity. Another network connecting the prelimbic cortex to the BLA similarly impairs social behavior if the neural activity is increased.
Using data from MRI brain scan images, machine learning was 85% accurate at providing a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders that matched psychiatrists' assessments. The algorithm could also distinguish between patients with ASD, schizophrenia, risk factors for psychosis, and those with no history of mental health problems.
Researchers explore how touch perception differs in those on the autism spectrum.