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Autistic Kids' Brains Generate 42 Percent More Information While At Rest, Case Western Reserve University And University of Toronto Study


2/3/2014 7:21:18 AM

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New research from Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest – a 42% increase on average. The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism – withdrawal into one’s own inner world. The excess production of information may explain a child’s detachment from their environment.

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