Brain Waves May Detect Autism in Children

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may have found a way to detect autism by analyzing brain waves.

Researchers recorded electrical currents in the brains of both autistic and non-autistic children.
They gave both groups different types of audio stimulation like tones, beeps, vowels and sentences.
Autistic children showed a fraction of a second delay in the brain's response to some of the sounds, which may explain why these children have difficulties in language and communication.

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