Joachim Mutter

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The causes of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders are unknown. Genetic and environmental risk factors seem to be involved. Because of an observed increase in autism in the last decades, which parallels cumulative mercury exposure, it was proposed that autism may be in part caused by mercury. We review the evidence for this proposal. Several(More)
A vast knowledge exists about saccadic reaction times (RT) and their bi- or multimodal distributions with very fast (express) and regular RT. Recently, there has been some evidence that the smooth pursuit system may show a similar RT behavior. Since moving targets usually evoke a combined pursuit/saccade response, we asked which processes influence the(More)
The etiology of most cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is as yet unknown. Epidemiological studies suggest that environmental factors may be involved beside genetic risk factors. Some studies have shown higher mercury concentrations in brains of deceased and in blood of living patients with Alzheimer's disease. Experimental studies have found that even(More)
Single intracranial injections of the peptide analogues of angiotensin and the enzyme renin induced drinking of water and 1.8% NaCl solution in prepubertal female pigs maintained ad libitum on a sodium-free diet with unrestricted access to both fluids. Over the dose range 10(-12)-10(-9) mol angiotensin (AI), angiotensin II (AII), angiotensin III (AIII), and(More)
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