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Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kathryn McFadden

, Nancy J. Minshew

, and K. Suzanne Scherf

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date: 19 June 2021

This chapter provides an overview of the neurobiology of autism - the recent evidence to suggest that autism may be conceptualized as a disorder in which neural systems supporting uniquely human abilities do not specialize appropriately during development. This information is integrated with what is known about the genetic and neurobiologic aspects of ASD - brain development/anatomy, genetic/chromosomal findings, and cortical connections and information processing/underconnectivity theory.

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