Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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4.3 Brain imaging

Much of the evidence for differences in the brain in autistic people comes from brain imaging methods. Some – for instance Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – are used to explore whether there are differences in brain structure. Others, for instance functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), are used to explore brain activity while a person performs experimental tasks such as recognising faces.

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