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Slow Brain Growth Could Explain Autistic Behaviors - featured November 3, 2011

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[Source: Disability Scoop]

Kids with autism often think and act differently than their peers. Now researchers say they may know why.

Using brain scans, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles say they found that important connections between areas of the brain that control language and social skills grow more slowly in children with autism. The delayed development extends into adolescence, according to the study published online this month in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

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