Autism, the superior temporal sulcus and social perception.

  title={Autism, the superior temporal sulcus and social perception.},
  author={Monica Zilbovicius and Isabelle Meresse and Nadia Chabane and Francis Brunelle and Yves Samson and Nathalie Boddaert},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  volume={29 7},
The most common clinical sign of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is social interaction impairment, which is associated with communication deficits and stereotyped behaviors. Based on recent brain-imaging results, our hypothesis is that abnormalities in the superior temporal sulcus (STS) are highly implicated in ASD. STS abnormalities are characterized by decreased gray matter concentration, rest hypoperfusion and abnormal activation during social tasks. STS anatomical and functional anomalies… CONTINUE READING
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