Brain Activity is Out of Sync in Autism at Very Early Age

by Kathy Jones on  June 23, 2011 at 8:55 PM Child Health News
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In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in early detection of autism, a group of Israeli researchers have found that the brain activity in toddlers who suffer from autism is out of sync at a very early stage.
 Brain Activity is Out of Sync in Autism at Very Early Age
Brain Activity is Out of Sync in Autism at Very Early Age

The study was led by Ilan Dinstein of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel who found that the activity in the two hemispheres of the brain was not synchronized in more than 70 percent of toddlers who suffered from autism compared to a very small number of those who developed language delay.

"A child that might seem autistic at one and a half years old may turn out at three years old to have language delay or some other developmental disorder. So one of the reasons to look for a biological measure is to clarify the issue of diagnosis very early on", Dinstein told Reuters.


Source: Medindia

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