Study: Baby's Brains May Show Early Signs of Autism

Researchers continue to try to figure out what causes autism. A new study now shows babies' brains may show early signs of autism during infancy. Long before any behavioral symptoms are noticed .

British researchers monitored the brain activity of six to ten month old babies, as they looked at pictures of faces, looking at and away from them. The babies who eventually were diagnosed with autism were more likely to have different brain responses to these social interactions than those who were not autistic.

Although this method was not 100 percent accurate, researchers believe these findings may be a first step in predicting autism as young as six months old.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    I wonder if they have ever researched..... When children are given EXPIRED vaccines would that have anything to do with Autism? I have a grand daughter that has Autism dignosed when she was around 2yr old. She seemed very normal as an infant, and it was like overnight she changed.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 09:25 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Unless you live in a 3rd world country, expired vaccines are cleared out the same as expired food.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:32 AM
    I wish they would have a test available to all parents to predict autism. Early intervention makes all the difference.
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