Fish Give Insight on Sound Sensitivity in Autism
[Source: Medical X-Press]
A tiny fish is helping scientists understand how the human brain processes sound, while also giving insight to autism spectrum disorder.
Scientists at The University of Queensland used zebrafish that carry the same genetic mutations as humans with fragile X syndrome and autism, and discovered the neural networks and pathways that produce the hypersensitivities to sound in both species.
The discovery was reported by the Queensland Brain Institute’s Associate Professor Ethan Scott and Dr. Lena Constantin.
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