Autism and brain growth

Emma Chase VanCott 7elc at qlink.queensu.ca
Wed Jul 16 08:16:02 EST 2003


In sci.med.psychobiology John H. <john at faraway.com> wrote:
: Interesting because of recent research showing that schizophrenia is a
: neurodevelopmental disorder and schizophrenics showed delayed
: lateralisation.
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3067149.stm

: Autism linked to brain growth


: Autism may be linked to unusually rapid brain growth during the first year
: of life, say researchers.
: They found that children with a small head at birth, 

Brain, or head growth.

Huge difference.

Maybe they just have oversized ventricles, with a small brain, which still 
makes their head "large".

Small head at birth is not surprising. Autism is a "developmental 
disorder".

Emma




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