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What the ‘broad spectrum’ can teach us about autism – Spectrum

What the ‘broad spectrum’ can teach us about autism  Spectrum The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism. “twins research” – Google News

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Cerebral Blood Flow Heritability and Correlation With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders – Psychiatry Advisor

Cerebral Blood Flow Heritability and Correlation With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders  Psychiatry Advisor Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is heritable in the frontal lobes; in the thalamus and the putamen, higher regional CBF (rCBF) is correlated with schizophrenia … “twins research” – Google News

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Early life experiences may shift severity of autism – Spectrum

Early life experiences may shift severity of autism  Spectrum A child’s environment exerts a strong influence on the severity of her autism, according to a study of 79 pairs of identical twins in which at least one twin has … “twins research” – Google News

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The female protective effect, explained – Spectrum

The female protective effect, explained  Spectrum One of the leading theories of autism posits that girls and women are biologically protected from the condition. “twins research” – Google News

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People’s affinity for social cues is inherited, study suggests – Spectrum

People’s affinity for social cues is inherited, study suggests  Spectrum Genetics governs a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues, such as the direction another person is looking, a new study suggests. It has less influence on … “twins research” – Google News

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Spotted around the web: Week of 11 March 2019 – Spectrum

Spotted around the web: Week of 11 March 2019  Spectrum Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 11 March. “twins research” – Google News

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Changes in brain anatomy may reflect autism traits – Spectrum

Changes in brain anatomy may reflect autism traits  Spectrum Some traits of autism are associated with obvious differences in brain structure, according to two new studies of same-sex twins. The scope of the alterations … “twins research” – Google News

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Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says – Spectrum

Spectrum Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study saysSpectrumPettersson and his colleagues analyzed traits of autism and ADHD in 4,500 twins; 1,902 participants are male. The participants are part of the Child and Adolescent Twin Study in Sweden, which tracks all twins born in Sweden since 1992. When the … twins […]

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Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic roots – Spectrum

Spectrum Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic rootsSpectrumThe researchers tested the perception of biological motion in 117 sets of same-gender twins between 15 and 27 years old. These twins are all part of the long-running Beijing Twin Study, designed to investigate the roots of emotional and behavioral … twins research – Google News

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Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic roots – Spectrum

Spectrum Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic rootsSpectrumThe researchers tested the perception of biological motion in 117 sets of same-gender twins between 15 and 27 years old. These twins are all part of the long-running Beijing Twin Study, designed to investigate the roots of emotional and behavioral … twins research – Google News

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