Stereological Analysis of Amygdala Neuron Number in Autism

  title={Stereological Analysis of Amygdala Neuron Number in Autism},
  author={C. Schumann and D. Amaral},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={7674 - 7679}
  • C. Schumann, D. Amaral
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • The amygdala is one of several brain regions suspected to be pathological in autism. Previously, we found that young children with autism have a larger amygdala than typically developing children. Past qualitative observations of the autistic brain suggest increased cell density in some nuclei of the postmortem autistic amygdala. In this first, quantitative stereological study of the autistic brain, we counted and measured neurons in several amygdala subdivisions of 9 autism male brains and 10… CONTINUE READING
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