Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Autistic women have more masculine brains

Autistic women have more masculine brains, a Cambridge study has claimed. In one of the largest brain imaging studies yet to look at differences between autistic males and females, experts at Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre have discovered the anatomy of the brain of an autism sufferer depends significantly on his or her gender. Among the findings of the study was that women who have the condition demonstrate “neuroanatomical ‘masculinization’”, which means their brains have similar traits to men’s brains.

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