A Boston University researcher believes electrical stimulation of the brain can quickly—and reversibly—increase or decrease executive function in healthy people and change their behavior.
Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on why mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism.
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Combining two cutting-edge techniques reveals that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions.
Loss of Shank gene prevents neuronal synapses from properly maturing.
Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training.
Proteins linked to brain disorders help wire the brain.
Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease.
Scientists have discovered a novel drug target and have rescued functional deficits in human nerve cells derived from patients with Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism-spectrum disorder.
Scientists find neurotransmitter that ties in with disorder’s behavior.
A new study shows that training individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to acquire new information by repeating the information actually harms their ability to apply that learned knowledge to other situations.