Brain Size of Children Yields Clues to Autism

Children with autism tend to have larger brains than children without autism, a study suggests.

The study shows larger brains are the result of accelerated brain growth around the children’s first birthday.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina also report that the brain overgrowth in kids who develop autism occurs in the temporal lobe white matter of the brain.

This finding could lead to a better understanding of the genes that drive autism, which, in turn, could lead to earlier identification and treatment of the disorder

via Brain Size of Children Yields Clues to Autism.

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