In Autism, Brain Shows Unusual Thinning Throughout Life

Published June 5, 2014 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

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.

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/in-autism-brain-shows-unusual-thinning-throughout-life

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