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Autistic brains develop more slowly than healthy brains, UCLA researchers say Researchers at UCLA have found a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers. For the first time, they've shown that the connections between brain regions... (20 Oct 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 40 weeks ago
Autistic Brains Can Be Trained to Recognize Visual and Vocal Cues To understand the meaning of a conversation, kids automatically do what adults do besides processing the meaning of words, they unconsciously read the expression on a person's face and listen to their... (22 Jun 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 5 weeks ago
Autism in black and white: NIH grant helps scientist study disorder in African Americans The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Daniel Geschwind, director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, a five-year, $10 million grant to continue his research on the g... (8 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 16 weeks ago
Autism Heroes Author to discuss book exploring the lives of Autistic families Book signing and discussion by Barbara Firestone, president of The Help Group, a nonprofit organization that serves children with autistic spectrum disorders. Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meet... (15 Apr 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 15 weeks ago
Autism changes molecular structure of the brain, UCLA study finds For decades, autism researchers have faced a baffling riddle: how to unravel a disorder that leaves no known physical trace as it develops in the brain. Now a UCLA study is the first to reveal ho... (25 May 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 9 weeks ago
Assessment technique lets scientists see brain aging before symptoms appear Approach combines PET scans with information on patients' Alzheimer's risk UCLA scientists have used innovative brain-scan technology developed at UCLA, along with patient-specific information on Alzh... (5 Jan 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 5 years 29 weeks ago
Alzheimer's drug may help mild memory loss, study shows UCLA researchers conducted a study of a small sample of adults with mild age-related memory loss. One group of participants was randomly assigned a daily placebo, while the other group was given Arice... (30 Jul 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 6 years 2 days ago
Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia White matter 'integrity' may be predictive of functional outcome Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolesce... (19 Jun 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience 5 years 6 weeks ago
A Frown or a Smile? Children With Autism Can't Discern When we have a conversation with someone, we not only hear what they say, we see what they say. Eyes can smolder or twinkle. Gazes can be direct or shifty. Reading these facial expressions gives conte... (7 May 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 12 weeks ago
2 million Californians report mental health needs; most receive little or no treatment Nearly 2 million adults in California, about 8 percent of the population, need mental health treatment, but the majority receive no services or inadequate services, despite a state law mandating that... (30 Nov 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 34 weeks ago