Altered white matter in autistic brains

Autistic individuals have lower quality white matter, affecting the brain’s synchronisation of the frontal and posterior lobes.

The quality of white matter determines the speed at which information can travel along tracts that connect separate areas of the brain.

By identifying the areas of the brain affected by autism, it is hoped that new therapies will be developed that either improve white matter or help the brain develop alternative work-around strategies.

Read more at Carnegie Mellon University