Where is the Autism Locus?
Professor Daniel Geschwind discusses the importance of his group's discovery of an autism locus on chromosome 17.
GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult brain. GABRA3 is a candidate gene for autism.
Several lines of research are converging to show how opposing genetic pathways can lead to autism.
Use this chromosome map to explore genes associated with autism.
Doctor Gul Dolen postulates on a potential relationship between savantism and hyper-plasticity.
An overview of autism-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Autism is not associated with any single deficit in the brain.
Professor David Skuse discusses research that highlights the amygdala as a brain structure that may be impaired in autism.
Doctor Ellen Leibenluft explains that although individuals with bipolar disorder can have trouble interpreting emotional expressions, this is much more subtle than in autism.
Professor Trevor Robbins describes the noradrenaline system, which is highly involved in arousal.