EEG Signals Accurately Predict Autism as Early as 3 Months of Age

EEG Signals Accurately Predict Autism as Early as 3 Months of Age

Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that inexpensive EEGs, which measure brain electrical activity, accurately predict or rule out autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants, even in some as young as 3 months . "EEGs are low-cost, non-invasive and relatively easy to incorporate into well-baby checkups ," says Charles Nelson, PhD, director of the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children's Hospital and co-author of the study. "Their reliability in predicting whether a child will develop autism raises the possibility of intervening very early, well...

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