Autism in Children Affects Not Only Social Abilities, but Also a Broad Range of Sensory and Motor Skills, San Diego State University Study

Published: Jun 26, 2013

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A group of investigators from San Diego State University's Brain Development Imaging Laboratory are shedding a new light on the effects of autism on the brain. The team has identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure crucial for sensory and motor functions, and the cerebral cortex, the brain's outer layer, is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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