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Autism linked to brain overgrowth in new study

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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2011

UC San Diego's Dr. Eric Courchesne explains how an overabundance of neurons in the front cortex of the brain leads to autism. He recently published an important research paper revealing that children with autism have 67 percent more neurons in the frontal cortex. Courchesne explained that scientist must now work to discover why this overgrowth occurrs.

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