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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:35 AM

EEG brain trace 'can detect autism'


The researchers found 33 EEG patterns linked to autism

A simple brain trace can identify autism in children as young as two years old, scientists believe.

A US team at Boston Children's Hospital say EEG traces, which record electrical brain activity using scalp electrodes, could offer a diagnostic test for this complex condition.

EEG clearly distinguished children with autism from other peers in a trial involving nearly 1,000 children.

Experts say more work is needed to confirm the BMC Medicine study results.

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Odin2005 Jun 2012 #1

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:42 AM

1. This would be evidence for the "underconnectivity theory" of autism...

...I would imagine.

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