Brain scans of people with autism show differences in brain network function compared to brain scans of neurotypical people. The differences were discovered in a study investigating whether brain scans could be used as a biomarker for autism.
These findings were reported in “Personalized Intrinsic Network Topography Mapping and Functional Connectivity Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Erin W. Dickie, Stephanie H. Ameis, Saba Shahab, Navona Calarco, Dawn E. Smith, Dayton Miranda, Joseph D. Viviano, and Aristotle N. Voineskos. The researchers tested an algorithm called Personalized Intrinsic Network Topography (PINT) that links regions of interest in the brain to a . . .