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Aspergers and Autism: Brain Differences Found

Major brain structures implicated in autism.
Major brain structures implicated in autism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Children with Asperger’s syndrome show patterns of brain connectivity distinct from those of children with autism, according to a new study. The findings suggest the two conditions, which are now in one category in the new psychiatry diagnostic manual, may be biologically different.

The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) recordings to measure the amount of signaling occurring between brain areas in children. They had previously used this measure of brain connectivity to develop a test that could distinguish between children with autism and normally developing children.’ (LiveScience)

Trivial finding, consistent with the new pseudo neuroscience. Of course differences are found, as individuals with Asperger’s and autism function very very differently. Tell me something I don’t know. (“Information can be defined as a difference that makes a difference…” — Gregory Bateson)