The new technique can record hundreds of thousands of neurons firing nearly simultaneously across big swaths of brain tissue in living mice.

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The X chromosome holds stronger-than-expected genetic sway over the structure of several brain regions. The genes that may underlie this oversized influence have ties to autism.

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Octopuses can solve some of the same problems as people but do so in unusual ways.

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A transplant of inhibitory neurons during the second week of life prevents social difficulties and a brain signaling imbalance in mice missing a copy of FOXG1.

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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.
Every non-autistic brain is (roughly) like every non-autistic brain. But no autistic brain is like any other autistic brain!