Signaling Imbalance Skews Sensory Responses in Autism Mice

Source: 
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date Published: 
August 11, 2014
Abstract: 

Mice modeling autism have trouble integrating different kinds of sensory information such as sight, sound and touch. A study published in Neuron reports that an imbalance between signals that calm neurons and those that excite them leads to these sensory problems.