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Toddler Brain Differences in the Amygdala Linked to Autism

University of North Carolina researchers have found that the area of the brain called the amygdala is on average 13% larger in toddlers with autism compared to a control group. This study, published in the latest issue of Archives of General Psychiatry will likely provide insight into the underlying brain mechanism so that doctors can design better interventions. CNN - May 4, 2009