, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 211-215

Brief report: Neuroimaging in autism: The state of the science 1995

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Abstract

Since its advent just over 10 years ago, many researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to try to identify brain anomalies characteristic of the autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). This review address the following questions relative to ASD:What structural anomalies of the brain have been identified by MRI? Why are these collective findings inconclusive? Where should neuroimaging research go from here? It should be noted that the vast majority of MRI scans performed is ASD are clinically interpreted as “normal,” without obvious structural abnormalities (Filipek, Kennedy, & Caviness, 1992).