Reduced thalamic volume in high-functioning individuals with autism.

  title={Reduced thalamic volume in high-functioning individuals with autism.},
  author={Katherine D Tsatsanis and Byron P. Rourke and Ami J Klin and Fred Volkmar and Domenic V. Cicchetti and Robert T Schultz},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={53 2},
BACKGROUND In this study, specific consideration is given to a role for the thalamus in autism. METHODS A volumetric analysis of the thalamus was conducted using magnetic resonance imaging, based on segmentation of continuous 1.2 mm(3) coronal images. The sample consisted of 12 high-functioning individuals with autism, mean age of 21.0 years (SD = 10.4) and mean IQ of 106.4 (SD = 18.3). Normal control subjects were selected to match this group; the mean age was 18.1 years (SD = 6.3); mean IQ… CONTINUE READING
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