Toward a developmental neurobiology of autism.

  title={Toward a developmental neurobiology of autism.},
  author={Franck Polleux and Jean Lauder},
  journal={Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews},
  volume={10 4},
Autism is a complex, behaviorally defined, developmental brain disorder with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 1,000. It is now clear that autism is not a disease, but a syndrome with a strong genetic component. The etiology of autism is poorly defined both at the cellular and the molecular levels. Based on the fact that seizure activity is frequently associated with autism and that abnormal evoked potentials have been observed in autistic individuals in response to tasks that require attention… CONTINUE READING