Autism spectrum disorders

Gaming system helps with autism diagnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects communication, social skills and other behaviours. Characteristic of some cases in both children and adults is repetitive movements or unusual behaviour ...

Neuroscience

Exploring the brain's relationship to habits

(Medical Xpress)—The basal ganglia, structures deep in the forebrain already known to control voluntary movements, also may play a critical role in how people form habits, both bad and good, and in influencing mood and ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Researchers study cry acoustics to determine risk for autism

Autism is a poorly understood family of related conditions. People with autism generally lack normal social interaction skills and engage in a variety of unusual and often characteristic behaviors, such as repetitive movements. ...

Genetics

Researchers link spontaneous gene mutations to autism

(Medical Xpress) -- Using high-throughput gene sequencing technology, researchers have identified several harmful spontaneous gene mutations in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that may cause the disorder.

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