Autism And Unique Synchronization Patterns – Part 3 of 3
All of the people without autism had similar synchronization patterns, while those with autism showed much more individual variation, according to the study published Jan 19, 2015 in the tabloid Nature Neuroscience. “From a young age, the average, typical person’s brain networks get molded by intensive interaction with people and the mutual environmental factors.
Such shared experiences could lean to make the synchronization patterns in the control group’s resting brains more similar to each other,” Hahamy suggested. “It is possible that in autism, as interactions with the environment are disrupted, each child with the disorder develops a more uniquely individualistic brain organization pattern”. This is only a preliminary explanation, and much more research is needed to determine the range of factors that may cause the unique brain wave synchronization patterns seen in commonalty with autism, the study authors noted.