Yearly Archives: 2014

Study Finds Brains With Autism Have Too Many Synapses

Thanks to the New York Times for another article on autism.  This one describes a brain study at Columbia University that may lead to new treatments. From the article: As a baby’s brain develops, there is an explosion of synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and receive […]

The Kids Who Beat Autism

This article from the New York Times Sunday Magazine is long but worth reading all the way through because it is thorough and balanced. I found this quote especially refreshing in its honesty: “I’ve been studying autistic kids for 40 years,” [clinical neuropsychologist Deborah] Fein says, “and I’m pretty good […]