Saturday, January 15, 2005

Is the Hallmark of Autism - Bad Out of Sync?

Just's work builds on other studies that have shown severe alterations in the sensory and motor maps in the brains of subjects with high functioning autism. Selective functions may be preserved, but there is greater difficulty coordinating different functions and matching responses to stimuli.

Because the rule of the brain is reorganization in response to injury, scientists need to be careful making conclusions about cause. Are the sensory-motor mismatches primary problems in autism, or secondary effects resulting from the brain trying to recovery from injury?

Psychology Today: Out of Sync?

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