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August 16, 2013

Brain scans of children with autism show different pattern of activity than non-autistic peers

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This is an area specialized for processing visual objects, such as faces, leading the team to wonder whether in autistic children’s focus on math undercuts their ability to recognize the emotional cues in conversation.

“This different brain architecture might even be suitable for certain strong skills to develop, such as problem solving, even though there are things that they may not be good at,” said Iuculano.

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