I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in 2003. Since the I've been trying to work out exactly what that means for me. This blog will be the repository for anything useful or interesting that I discover in the course of my research. It is also very much a work in progress. I will also try to link to any interesting new developments or articles that come to my attention.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Research adds to evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder

Studying a rare disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), researchers at Children's Hospital Boston add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that autism spectrum disorders, which affect 25 to 50 percent of TSC patients, result from a miswiring of connections in the developing brain, leading to improper information flow. The finding may also help explain why many people with TSC have seizures and intellectual disabilities. Findings were published online in Nature Neuroscience on January 10.


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