Autism researchers surprised by impaired brain connections

 

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.