Neuroscience

Researchers find the adhesions that build the brain's networks

The brain's neurons tend to get most of the scientific attention, but a set of cells around them called astrocytes—literally, star-shaped cells—are increasingly being viewed as crucial players in guiding a brain to become ...

Neuroscience

Is autism linked to a more 'male' brain?

Researchers have been investigating an intriguing theory that links autism to having an 'extreme male brain' – but have found it is not that simple.

Autism spectrum disorders

Bilingualism as a natural therapy for autistic children

Affecting more than one in a hundred children, autism spectrum disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. It has a particular impact on social interaction, including difficulties in understanding other ...