Over the past century, scientists have used a variety of animal models to advance their understanding of the developing brain and 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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Parallels between how birds learn to sing and how children learn to speak provide a window into the roots of language difficulties in autism.

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Frogs are useful for autism research for a slew of reasons, including the fact that the animals' initial development occurs outside of the mother's body in plain view.

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