Diffusion tensor imaging in autism spectrum disorders: preliminary evidence of abnormal neural connectivity.

@article{Jou2011DiffusionTI,
  title={Diffusion tensor imaging in autism spectrum disorders: preliminary evidence of abnormal neural connectivity.},
  author={Roger J. Jou and Andrea P. Jackowski and Xenophon Papademetris and Nallakkandi Rajeevan and Lawrence H. Staib and Fred Volkmar},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={153-62}
}
OBJECTIVE This study indirectly tested the hypothesis that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have impaired neural connections between the amygdala, fusiform face area, and superior temporal sulcus, key processing nodes of the 'social brain'. This would be evidenced by abnormalities in the major fibre tracts known to connect these structures, including the inferior longitudinal fasciculus and inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus. METHOD Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor… CONTINUE READING