Study Finds ‘Different’ Brain In Some With Autism

    Stanford researchers have unearthed clues about the formidable brains of some children with autism, suggesting that the diagnosis may signal a different cognitive style, not disability.

    Superior math skills were found in San Francisco Bay Area kids with autism and average intelligence compared with matched children without the developmental disorder.

    The two group’s brain scans were different, as well. Images of the children with autism calculating math problems revealed a different pattern of brain activity than those of children without the diagnosis.

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