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Frame from the video Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism.
Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

This video has no audio. The architecture of the autistic brain is speckled with patches of abnormal neurons, according to research partially funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 27, 2014, this study suggests that brain irregularities in children with autism can be traced back to prenatal development.

Source: Rich Stoner, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Frame from the video Male Vulnerability to Maternal Stress Linked to Placental Enzyme.
Male Vulnerability to Maternal Stress Linked to Placental Enzyme

NIMH grantee Tracy Bale, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed her line of research into how maternal stress might differentially affect the developing male brain during an interview at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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