The Amygdala Is Enlarged in Children But Not Adolescents with Autism; the Hippocampus Is Enlarged at All Ages

  title={The Amygdala Is Enlarged in Children But Not Adolescents with Autism; the Hippocampus Is Enlarged at All Ages},
  author={C. Schumann and J. Hamstra and B. Goodlin-Jones and L. Lotspeich and H. Kwon and M. Buonocore and C. R. Lammers and A. Reiss and D. Amaral},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={6392 - 6401}
  • C. Schumann, J. Hamstra, +6 authors D. Amaral
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in reciprocal social interaction, deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication, and a restricted repertoire of activities or interests. We performed a magnetic resonance imaging study to better define the neuropathology of autistic spectrum disorders. Here we report findings on the amygdala and the hippocampal formation. Borders of the amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebrum were defined, and their volumes were measured in male… CONTINUE READING
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