A Deep Brain Disorder

An SDSU research team has discovered that autism in children affects not only social abilities, but also a broad range of sensory and motor skills.  The team has identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure crucial for sensory and motor functions, and the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer layer, is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).


This MRI highlights the thalamus in the brain.