Distinct features of autistic brain revealed in novel Stanford/Packard analysis of MRI scans

Stanford University
Date Published: 
September 2, 2011

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have used a novel method for analyzing brain-scan data to distinguish children with autism from typically developing children. Their discovery reveals that the gray matter in a network of brain regions known to affect social communication and self-related thoughts has a distinct organization in people with autism.