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Synaptic overabundance and autism

Some of the symptoms of autism may be due to the brain failing to prune synapses during the early, crucial years of a child’s life. The resulting overabundance of synapses could contribute to some of the symptoms of autism and … Continue reading

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Brain activity shows babies rehearsing speech months before first words

Brain activity in babies as young as seven months show that they are preparing to begin to speak. Researchers from the University of Washington found that areas of the brain responsible for planning the motor movements associated with speech were … Continue reading

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