Mice exposed to unusually low levels of the placental hormone allopregnanolone in the womb show atypical brain development and autism-like behaviors.

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Brain cells from the cerebellums of mice that model tuberous sclerosis show dampened levels of proteins controlled by FMRP, the protein missing in fragile X syndrome.

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Up to 80% of autistic children show differences in motor coordination, and autistic adults often continue to have challenges with motor control.
Our Autistic brain differences series covers the various anatomical and functional differences of the autistic brain compared to the neurotypical brain.
Research indicates autistic people not only show differences in their brains, but in their blood vessels as well, such as a greater amount of blood vessel growth.
Here we explore the research on the cerebellum and its particular functioning in autism, and how this affects motor control and cognitive functions.
The cerebrum is like the processor of the brain, so it should come as no surprise that the cerebrum of the autistic brain features some significant differences.
There is a lot of research on how to decrease autistic symptoms. Here we approach it from a different perspective, and present ways to INCREASE our autism.