Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.
Scientists have found a potential treatment target by connecting a brain chemical and genetic mutations present in people with autism.
Autistic girls display less repetitive and restricted behavior than do boys, says new research on gender differences in autism.
Research reveals that many people with autism - not just savants - have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of non-autistic people.
Functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time.
Some of the genes known to associated with autism have been found to be switched on as the baby's brain develops during mid- to late-pregnancy.
Small segments of genes called microexons influence how proteins interact with each other, opening up a new line of research into the cause of autism.
Brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune system responses and inflammation, a new analysis of data reveals.
A malfunctioning neural circuit in the brain may be at the root of motor impairments seen in in people with autism.
Here's a look at how a certain genetic mutation affects brain development in people with autism.
How do autism & sensory processing disorders differ? Researchers studying the brain are finding answers.
Research is revealing hundreds of autism genes, and scientists have begun deciphering how genetic mutations may exert their effects in the developing brain.