At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann discussed research conducted at IU that has found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain […]

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When it comes to cigarettes, we’ve all heard the warnings: Smoking can cause a multitude of health problems and early death. Most of us also have seen the warning labels stuck on the side of cigarette packages in the U.S. “SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy,” one reads. […]

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Just as most of the world’s air travel passes through a few major hubs, the majority of information in the brain flows through similarly well-traveled routes, Indiana University scientists have found. A new study, reported in the journal Neuroscience, shows that 70 percent of all information within cortical regions in the brain passes through only […]

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An Indiana University Bloomington study examining the viewing patterns of adults with autism and comparing them to people without autism found that gaze patterns among those with autism were surprisingly similar to one another and different from the control group. Using eye-tracking devices that measure the location of each participant’s gaze 300 times per second, […]

New approaches to autism

September 2, 2013

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Researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University have developed a new quantitative screening method for diagnosing and longitudinal tracking of autism in children after age 3. Their studies are published as part of a special collection of papers in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience titled “Autism: The Movement Perspective.” The technique involves tracking a […]