Scientific American: Brains of children with autism show unusual folding patterns

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of their typical peers, two new studies suggest. But whether they are unusually smooth or convoluted depends on location and age. Certain regions of the brain’s outer layer, the cerebral cortex, are more intricately folded in school-age children and adolescents with autism than they are in controls, according to one of the studies. (July 9, 2018)

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