New method for the diagnosis of autism was found

Auditory hypersensitivity is the major complication in autism. The researchers at Mie University in Japan demonstrated, using autism model rats, that morphological abnormality of auditory pathway are involved in this impairment. More importantly, this nerve pathway is responsible for the exploration of so-called sound localization. Therefore, impairment of this nerve suggests that new approach such as ‘Does your child seem to know where the sound comes from?’ would be useful for the diagnosis of autism. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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