Autism's Social Struggles Due to Disrupted Communication Networks in Brain, Carnegie Mellon Study Says

August 4, 2008

New research from Carnegie Mellon University sheds light on the neural mechanisms that are responsible for social difficulties associated with autism, and on the workings of these social brain mechanisms. According to the study, published in the journal Social Neuroscience, inefficient pathways for transmitting information between certain brain regions are to blame. The research implicates abnormalities in the brain's inter-regional communication system, which connects the gray matter's computing centers.

Taken from the Autism Society of America Newsletter.