Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Can An EEG Predict Autism Risk?

According to an article from, a new study from the researchers of BMC Medicine used a computer program to study and identify patterns in electrical brain activity, particularly the way nerve cells communicate, from the EEGs of 79 infants. Forty-six of the infants were considered at high risk for autism due to the diagnosis of the disorder in a sibling. Using the data from the computer program, the researchers were able to accurately identify 80% of the high risk infants.

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