Activation of the fusiform gyrus when individuals with autism spectrum disorder view faces.

@article{Hadjikhani2004ActivationOT,
  title={Activation of the fusiform gyrus when individuals with autism spectrum disorder view faces.},
  author={Nouchine Hadjikhani and Robert M. Joseph and Josh Snyder and Christopher F. Chabris and Jill Clark and Shelly Steele and Lauren M McGrath and Mark E Vangel and Itzhak Aharon and Eric Feczko and Gordon J. Harris and Helen Tager-Flusberg},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={1141-50}
}
Prior imaging studies have failed to show activation of the fusiform gyrus in response to emotionally neutral faces in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) [Critchley et al., Brain 124 (2001) 2059; Schultz et al., Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 57 (2000) 331]. However, individuals with ASD do not typically exhibit the striking behavioral deficits that might be expected to result from fusiform gyrus damage, such as those seen in prosopagnosia, and their deficits appear to extend well beyond… CONTINUE READING
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