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Autism Study Shows Link to Brain Overgrowth

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Published 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 published an important research paper revealing that children with autism have 67 percent more neurons in the frontal cortex. Courchesne explains that scientists must now work to discover why this overgrowth occurs.

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