In Autism, Brain Shows Unusual Thinning Throughout Life

Source: 
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date Published: 
June 5, 2014
Abstract: 

The cortex, the outer layer of the brain, grows rapidly in early childhood in people with autism and thins differently with age than it does in controls, two new studies report. Together, the studies support the theory that the brain grows too quickly and shrinks too soon in people with autism.