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Impaired Coordination of Brain Activity in Autism Involves Local, As Well As Long-range, Signaling

January 14, 2013

mathematics graphic A study from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital finds that local functional connectivity of the brain--the extent to which activity within a small region is coordinated--is reduced in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Although it has been recognized that functional connectivity between separate areas of the brain is reduced in autistic individuals, it was assumed that local functional connectivity was actually increased. Full Story

Massachusetts General Hospital

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