Disrupted Brain Circuits in Autism Spectrum Disorder – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Individuals who are affected by autism have trouble with social cues. Some brain areas that may be essential in processing social information are disrupted in autistic individuals.
Dr. Martin: What's been termed the “social brain”. . .
Narrator: Dr. Alex Martin is with the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Martin: And these areas all seem to work together as a circuit to allow us kind of to negotiate our social world and it's that circuitry that seems to be most dysfunctional, certainly in our so-called high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum.
Narrator: For more information about autism spectrum disorders and the latest autism research, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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