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Autism and the Brain
Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D.
Wonder why you get the urge to squeeze or otherwise act out against cute things? You aren't alone. It's called cute aggression, and it has a basis in neuroscience.
How one researcher's experience being sick, isolated, and alone relates to autism.
Do you think PTSD and ASD don't overlap? New evidence suggests they often co-occur, and can be misidentified.
What can we do to diversify research participation? Insights from research and future directions.
What does the latest research say about the relationship between gut, immunology, and development of ASD? A new study suggests all three play a role.
New research provides insight into the role of neuropeptides.
We review the latest research on what college is like for young adults with autism, and practical tips for how you can support them.
Wonder whether behavioral interventions can change how the brain works in autism? Recent research is trying to figure it out.
Wondering about neuroscience theories of autism? I explain the second two theories here (Part 2).
There are many thoughts about what might be happening in the brains of children with autism. Want to get a sense of what they are? This post explains 2 popular theories.
Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at UC Riverside and a licensed clinical psychologist.