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Brains of kids with autism are "noisier" than typical brains

posted 11 Mar 2014, 06:21 by Valerie Carlin   [ updated 11 Mar 2014, 06:21 by Jan Szafranski ]
The excess “noise” in the brain may help explain why children with autism have trouble processing sensory information and tend to withdraw from social interactions, said senior author Roberto Fernández Galán, associate professor of neurosciences at CWRU.

“In a sense they are too busy with what’s going on in their own brains,” he said, an interpretation that is very similar to one known as the “intense world” theory of autism, which suggests that autism is a disorder characterized by a hyperactive and overly sensitive brain, rather than a mental deficit.