Difficulty in Recognizing Faces in Autism Linked to Performance in a Group of Neurons

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a brain anomaly that explains why some people diagnosed with autism cannot easily recognize faces, a deficit linked to the impairments in social interactions considered to be the hallmark of the disorder.


The brain diagram shown highlights the  fusiform gyrus (Brodmann area 37), which is associated with FFA.