Study shows autistic brains create more information at rest

New research from Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest – a 42% increase on average. The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism – withdrawal into one’s own inner world. The excess production of information may explain a child’s detachment from their environment.

http://www.psypost.org/2014/02/study-shows-autistic-brains-create-more-information-at-rest-22505

 

 

Clustering map of brain by UC San Diego School of Medicine