The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.
Domestic cats choose not a contrafreeload, a behavior where most animals prefer to work for their food.
Earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head, may help strengthen memories of music and life events, a new study reports.
Using rhesus macaques, researchers have developed a new model of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Proactive control is not impaired in those on the autism spectrum. Instead, those with ASD implement proactive control in a unique manner.
Objective and subjective memories function independently and involve different areas of the brain. People who make decisions based on subjective memory rely more on how they feel about the memory than on the accuracy of the details.
Using machine learning, researchers have identified patterns of maternal autoantibodies in the blood plasma of pregnant women that were highly associated with autism and the severity of symptoms in offspring.
Two new studies shed light on brain development and changes in ASD. Researchers found the development of white matter tracts in the brain was linked to the severity of autism symptoms. Additionally, larger brain size at age 3 was linked to a larger brain size later in childhood.
An enzyme in the colon lining releases hydrogen peroxide to help protect the body from gut microbes.