Do Autistic Children Have More Brain Cells?

November 18, 2011 BY Kira Wright, CCC-SLP

In research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, found that autistic children have about 67% more nerve cells than children without autism.

There’s growing evidence that the brains of autistic children are very different from the brains of other youngsters. Now a new study that found an excess of brain cells in children with autism comes closer to pinpointing the origins of the conditions: in utero versus in toddlerhood.

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