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

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The finding that MDMA and an experimental serotonin agonist increase sociability across six different model mice suggests that disparate autism-linked mutations converge on the same underlying pathways.

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Many autistic people (40–65% or more) have alexithymia, a condition characterized by the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self, and several features commonly attributed to autism.
Here we explore the research on the cerebellum and its particular functioning in autism, and how this affects motor control and cognitive functions.
By most people’s standards, my social life is seemingly nonexistent. But I am neither lonely nor unhappy. For autistics, a small social life can be a happy life.