New Method Detects Biological Sign Of Autism In Young Toddlers

Autism is not easy to detect in a child below the age of three or four. However, scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Carnegie Mellon University and the San Diego-based University of California have found a method to identify a biological sign of autism in extremely young children. By scanning the brain activity of sleeping children, the researchers discovered that the autistic brains displayed significantly weaker synchronization between brain areas controlling language and  communication as compared to that  of  non-autistic  children.  By  using  these scans, the researchers were able to identify 70 percent of the autistic children between the ages of one and three.

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