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Autism spectrum disorder: seeing is not understanding.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Curr Biol, Volume 16, Issue 4, p.R131-3 (2006)

Keywords:

Autistic Disorder, Frontal Lobe, Humans, Neurons, Social Behavior Disorders

Abstract:

<p>Impairments in social and emotional skills are a defining feature of autism spectrum disorder. Recent research shows that structural and functional abnormalities within the neural system that matches observation and execution of actions--the mirror neuron system--may explain the social aspects of the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder.</p>

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