Rutgers Neuroscientist Finds a Way to Track and Measure Female Autism, Asperger's

Objective electronic data, such as data generated by fMRI brain scans, are better tools for measuring and detecting autism in girls than subjective observation, Rutgers neuroscientist Elizabeth Torres says.

A Rutgers University study found that tracking and measuring the involuntary head movements revealed in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans offers a new, more accurate way to detect autism in girls.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick neuroscientist Elizabeth Torres said the traditional criteria used to diagnose autism are largely based on the observed behavior …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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