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).

http://neurosciencenews.com/autism-research-brain-connectivity-thalamus-258/

This MRI highlights the thalamus in the brain.