LOW DOSE EXPOSURE TO ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES LINKED TO COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT NEUROSCIENCE NEWSFEBRUARY 17, 2016 A new study reports on increased risk of cognitive impairment in people who were subjected to chronic low dose exposure to certain environmental contaminants.… READ MORE… FEATUREDNEUROSCIENCEPSYCHOLOGY4 MIN READ CHEMICALS BANNED 40 YEARS AGO LINKED TO INCREASED AUTISM RISK TODAY NEUROSCIENCE NEWSAUGUSTContinue reading “Low dose exposure to organochlorine pesticides linked o cognitive impairment”
OUR BRAINS AUTOMATICALLY PROCESS OPINIONS WE AGREE WITH AS IF THEY ARE FACTS A new study reveals we quickly process opinions we agree with as facts, even if the opinion is non-factual.… READ MORE… FIGHT, FLIGHT OR FREEZE NEUROSCIENCE NEWSAPRIL 20, 2018 Olfactory system neurons appear to play a role in the connection between rhythmic breathingContinue reading “Brain, opinions, flight, fight, pain, stress, dopamine and aging”
SOME GUT FEELINGS ARE A RED FLAG NEUROSCIENCE NEWSMARCH 21, 2018 Researchers report gut-to-brain signals can influence emotions, mood and decision making, prompting people to avoid situations that make them feel uneasy.… READ MORE… FEATUREDNEUROSCIENCEPSYCHOLOGY4 MIN READ TOP 20 NEUROSCIENCE NEWS STORIES OF 2017 NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJANUARY 2, 2018 2018 is almost upon us. We thought itContinue reading “How the digestive tract communicates with the brain”
Researchers have identified a link between low vitamin D levels in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and autism like behaviors in their offspring. The study reveals low levels vitamin D in mothers may be associated with altered brain development that can lead to social behavioral deficits in their children.
AUTISM NEW INSIGHTS INTO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJANUARY 25, 2018 Researchers report exposure to a compound used to treat seizures and migraine can cause characteristics associated with autism.… READ MORE… AUTISMFEATURED5 MIN READ REDUCED ATTENTION TO AUDIOVISUAL SYNCHRONY IN INFANCY PREDICTS AUTISM DIAGNOSIS NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJANUARY 23, 2018 Infants who pay little attention to synchronous sightsContinue reading “Autism – low levels of vitamin D at birth and an increased risk of a child being diagnosed on the autism spectrum”
Infants who pay little attention to synchronous sights and sounds could have an elevated risk of being diagnosed with autism, researchers report.
Researchers have identified a link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes. A new study reports the intestinal changes may contribute to increased risk of developing infections and could worsen brain damage in TBI patients.
Researchers have identified a link between low levels of vitamin D at birth and an increased risk of a child being diagnosed on the autism spectrum by the age of three.
BABY TEETH LINK AUTISM AND HEAVY METALS NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJUNE 1, 2017 According to researchers, the baby teeth of children with autism contain higher concentrations of toxic lead, and less manganese and zinc that children who are not on the spectrum.… READ MORE… AUTISMFEATUREDOPEN NEUROSCIENCE ARTICLESPSYCHOLOGY6 MIN READ HIGHER LEVELS OF SEVERAL TOXIC METALS FOUND IN CHILDRENContinue reading “Toxic metals and BPA in babies and copper as culprit in Alzheimer’s brain”
Researchers present new findings about how stress takes a toll on the whole body
How we look at other people’s faces is strongly influenced by our genes, scientists have found in new research that may be especially important for understanding autism because it suggests that people are born with neurological differences that affect how they develop socially. The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, adds new piecesContinue reading “Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism”
Brain Stimulation May Help Children With Learning Difficulties Summary: An exploratory study reveals a brain stimulation method previously suggested to help adults learn math may also help children with mathematical learning difficulties. Source: Oxford University. Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performanceContinue reading “Brain Stimulation May Help Children With Learning Difficulties”
Summary: Researchers link early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder. Source: RIKEN. Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Published in Science Advances, the study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior inContinue reading “Serotonin Improves Sociability in Autism: Mouse Study”
Previous findings on relationships between infertility, infertility therapies, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been inconsistent. The goals of this study are first, to briefly review this evidence and second, to examine infertility and its treatments in association with having a child with ASD in newly analyzed data. In review, we identified 14 studies publishedContinue reading “Infertility and Its Treatments in Association with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review and Results from the CHARGE Study”