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How do prenatal steroids elevate autism likelihood?

The causes of autism remain unknown. Some literature has showed a link between higher levels of steroid hormones such as testosterone in the womb and autism in children, particularly males. Read more

Deep phenotyping of genetic syndromes associated with autism

Autism is an extremely heterogeneous condition. Some of this variability results from genetic heterogeneity. Some rare genetic conditions appear to have an increased prevalence of autism. Read more

Reducing Inequality in Autism Diagnosis and Support: Knowledge, attitudes and experiences of autistic females and the professionals who work with them (VP2220)

The understanding of autism is based heavily on a male-centred phenotype, with the male to female diagnosis ratio at 3 to 1. However, this it largely thought to be a result of under-diagnosis due to a limited clinical understanding of autistic presentation in females. Read more

Cognitive neuroscience of atypical attention in autism and psychosis

The perceptual saliency of distracting non-target information presents a major challenge for attention selection processes, which are required to bias selection away from distracting, non-target items. Read more

Music and language processing in autism and amusia

Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms. Read more

Characterising Autistic Auditory Processing

  Research Group: Acoustics Research Centre
The concept of aural diversity (Drever, 2017) has recently emerged as a novel way of reconceptualising hearing differences. Aural diversity aims to accommodate the whole range of aural experience, including examples such as the musician with tinnitus, the lip-reading churchgoer and the autistic school student. Read more

Identification of novel cortical interneuron regulators implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders

Despite representing only ~20% of the entire neuronal population in the neocortex, the GABAergic (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) inhibitory interneurons play a pivotal role in most cortical functions. Read more

The role of schools in supporting the mental health of neurodiverse young people: a mixed method study

Children and young people who have a neurodevelopmental condition such as ADHD or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and those with additional learning needs (ALN) /special educational needs, are at greater risk of poor academic attainment, school exclusion and absence. Read more

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