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Rewiring the Autistic Brain 139

Posted by Soulskill
from the neurosurgery-by-tim-allen dept.
sciencehabit writes "Signs of autism — such as impaired social skills and repetitive, ritualistic movements — usually begin to appear when a child is about 18 months old. Autism is thought to result from miswired connections in the developing brain, and many experts believe that therapies must begin during a 'critical window,' before the faulty circuits become fixed in place. But a new study (abstract) shows that at least one malfunctioning circuit can be repaired after that window closes, holding out hope that in some forms of autism, abnormal circuits in the brain can be corrected even after their development is complete."
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Rewiring the Autistic Brain

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  • But, but... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 14, 2012 @04:42PM (#41340463)

    Who will write our file systems??

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 14, 2012 @07:05PM (#41341987)

    Wow your poor monitor, smartphone, whatever you posted this on. How do you get the mouth spittle off it in order to see what your typing? You know it is actually better if you breath through your nose at it has the function of being a filter for the air you breath. Thats right teath together, lips closed, and in through the nose out through the nose. Good neandrethal.

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