INSIDE THE AUTISTIC MIND
MIND THE GAP
Things go wrong with the way brain cells ‘talk’ to each other across tiny gaps called synapse
Found in frontal lobe (planning), amygdala (emotion) and hippocampus (learning)
NOT IN SYNC
When the brain
processes information, some
signals are just noise. An autistic brain finds it difficult to distinguish vital signals from noise.
Genetic mutation in X chromosome, a common cause.
Explains why autism tends to
run in families.