Brainwave measurements An Early Indicator of Autism

Researchers in Japan have identified gamma oscillations in the brain as a potential diagnostic for autism spectrum disorder in children.

Their findings are published in The Journal of Neuroscience. ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder that can impair communication ability, socialization and verbal and motor skills, generally starts in early childhood and is diagnosed through behavior observation. This means that assessment of the condition can be imprecise, which is especially problematic when early identification is vital for developmental follow-up. A strong need therefore exists for objective and measurable clinical indicators, known as biomarkers…

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