Overgrowth of the amygdala at 6 - 12 months is an early indicator of autism diagnosis later in childhood and could be used as an early diagnostic for ASD in children.
Researchers have identified structural 'footprints' that allow certain virus vectors reach the brain easily.
Researchers use MRI data from six month old babies to show how brain regions connect and synchronize. By using neuroimaging, they were able to predict which infants were at higher risk of developing autism and would be diagnosed with ASD by 2 years of age.
A new study reports white matter structure can predict an infant's cognitive abilities and functions at the ages of 1 and 2.