Autism researchers surprised by impaired brain connections
Autism researchers surprised by impaired brain connections.
Local coordination of brain activity is impaired in people with autism, according to a new study. It’s been known for a number of years that functional connectivity between separate areas of the brain is reduced in people with autism, but it was believed that so-called local functional connectivity was actually higher in people with the neurodevelopmental disorder. Instead, the researchers found that the opposite could be true.