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Amygdala Size in Toddlers May Hold Clues to Autism - featured May 8th, 2009

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Amygdala Size in Toddlers May Hold Clues 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.

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