Neurobiological Correlates of Autism: A Review of Recent Research

  title={Neurobiological Correlates of Autism: A Review of Recent Research},
  author={Helen E. Penn},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={57 - 79}
  • Helen E. Penn
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child Neuropsychology
  • This review paper integrates recent structural and functional imaging, postmortem, animal lesion, and neurochemical research about the pathophysiology of autism. An understanding of the neurobiological correlates of autism is becoming increasingly important as more children are diagnosed with the condition and funding for well-targeted interventions increases. Converging evidence suggests that autism involves abnormalities in brain volume, neurotransmitter systems, and neuronal growth. In… CONTINUE READING
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