The brain’s emotion center, the amygdala, undergoes dramatic changes during the first year of life, new research suggests.
Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 years of their autism diagnosis.
A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.
The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing is involved in autism, a new study suggests.
Traits associated with autism and gender variance co-occur even among typical children, a new study suggests.
Children who contract serious infections have an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with autism, a study of more than 1 million children suggests.
Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds — and even years, two new studies suggest.
Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills tend to lag behind, according to a large study that tracked language developm
A variety of genetic risk factors for autism disrupt some of the same processes in cells, two new studies suggest.
Some autism traits look the same across cultures, and they could form the basis of a global screening tool, a new study suggests.
Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants, according to a new study.
Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests.
National survey results show as many as 1 in 40 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism, continuing an upward trend.
People on the autism spectrum often dislike exposure to unexpected stimuli, but why is that?
Autistic children aged 2 to 4 have about 15 percent more fluid between their skull and their brain than their typical peers do, a new study suggests.