terça-feira, 8 de setembro de 2015

ScienceDaily: Autism News

Girls, boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure

Posted: 03 Sep 2015 07:32 PM PDT

A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters' brain structures. Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to the study.

New model of cognitive flexibility gives insight into autism spectrum disorder

Posted: 03 Sep 2015 10:15 AM PDT

Researchers clarify many of the concepts surrounding cognitive flexibility and propose a model of its underlying neural mechanisms. The new model may be instrumental in understanding behavioral and neurological disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder.

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