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autismsynchimage_500x170.jpgNew research published under the title The idiosyncratic brain: distortion of spontaneous connectivity patterns in autism spectrum disorder  in Nature Neuroscience suggests that the various reports — of both over- and under-connectivity — may, in fact, reflect a deeper principle of brain function. Led by scientists at the Weizmann Institute and Carnegie Mellon University, the study shows that the brains of individuals with autism display unique synchronization patterns, something that could impact earlier diagnosis of the disorder and future treatments.  Read more…