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Too Many Connections in Brain May Explain Autism Learning Disability

Researchers from the University of California have discovered that autistic children carrying a common autism risk gene show greater brain connections in the frontal lobe when compared with non-autistic children who do not carry the risk gene.

The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, also showed that this increased brain connectivity in the frontal lobe was associated with fewer connections to other parts of the brain, leading researchers to believe that this latest risk gene may be responsible for “rewiring” of the brain.

via Too Many Connections in Brain May Explain Autism Learning Disability – AOL Health.

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