Nancy J Minshew

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Underdevelopment of the postural control system in autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Webster Hall, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurology 63:2056-61. 2004
  2. pmc The new neurobiology of autism: cortex, connectivity, and neuronal organization
    Nancy J Minshew
    Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:945-50. 2007
  3. pmc Sensory sensitivities and performance on sensory perceptual tasks in high-functioning individuals with autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1485-98. 2008
  4. pmc The nature of brain dysfunction in autism: functional brain imaging studies
    Nancy J Minshew
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O Hara Street, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 23:124-30. 2010
  5. pmc Atypical frontal-posterior synchronization of Theory of Mind regions in autism during mental state attribution
    Rajesh K Kana
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Soc Neurosci 4:135-52. 2009
  6. pmc The profile of memory function in children with autism
    Diane L Williams
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuropsychology 20:21-9. 2006
  7. pmc Distinctive neural processes during learning in autism
    Sarah E Schipul
    Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:937-50. 2012
  8. pmc The neural basis of deictic shifting in linguistic perspective-taking in high-functioning autism
    Akiko Mizuno
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Brain 134:2422-35. 2011
  9. pmc Cortical underconnectivity coupled with preserved visuospatial cognition in autism: Evidence from an fMRI study of an embedded figures task
    Saudamini Roy Damarla
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania 15213, USA
    Autism Res 3:273-9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory control in high-functioning autism: decreased activation and underconnectivity in inhibition networks
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:198-206. 2007

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Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Underdevelopment of the postural control system in autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Webster Hall, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurology 63:2056-61. 2004
    ..To determine if abnormalities exist in postural control in autism and if they are related to age...
  2. pmc The new neurobiology of autism: cortex, connectivity, and neuronal organization
    Nancy J Minshew
    Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:945-50. 2007
    ..The multiorgan system involvement and diversity of central nervous system findings suggest an epigenetic mechanism...
  3. pmc Sensory sensitivities and performance on sensory perceptual tasks in high-functioning individuals with autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1485-98. 2008
    ..These findings support the common occurrence of sensory symptoms in high functioning autism based on first person report, and the presence of neurological abnormalities in higher cortical sensory perception...
  4. pmc The nature of brain dysfunction in autism: functional brain imaging studies
    Nancy J Minshew
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O Hara Street, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 23:124-30. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Atypical frontal-posterior synchronization of Theory of Mind regions in autism during mental state attribution
    Rajesh K Kana
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Soc Neurosci 4:135-52. 2009
    ..The results together provide new evidence for the biological basis of atypical processing of ToM in autism, implicating the underconnectivity between frontal regions and more posterior areas...
  6. pmc The profile of memory function in children with autism
    Diane L Williams
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuropsychology 20:21-9. 2006
    ..A principal components analysis indicated that the factor structure of the subtests differed substantially between the children with autism and controls, suggesting differing organizations of memory ability...
  7. pmc Distinctive neural processes during learning in autism
    Sarah E Schipul
    Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:937-50. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that cortical underconnectivity in autism may constrain the ability of the brain to rapidly adapt during learning...
  8. pmc The neural basis of deictic shifting in linguistic perspective-taking in high-functioning autism
    Akiko Mizuno
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Brain 134:2422-35. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Cortical underconnectivity coupled with preserved visuospatial cognition in autism: Evidence from an fMRI study of an embedded figures task
    Saudamini Roy Damarla
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania 15213, USA
    Autism Res 3:273-9. 2010
    ..Thus, even in the visuospatial domain, where preserved performance among people with autism is observed, the neuroimaging signatures of cortical underconnectivity persist...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory control in high-functioning autism: decreased activation and underconnectivity in inhibition networks
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:198-206. 2007
    ..There has been only one published functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study so far on inhibition in autism, which found greater activation in participants with autism than control participants...
  11. pmc Neuropsychologic functioning in children with autism: further evidence for disordered complex information-processing
    Diane L Williams
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 12:279-98. 2006
    ..Children as compared to adults with autism exhibited more prominent sensory-perceptual symptoms and less pronounced reasoning deficits reflecting brain maturation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Oculomotor studies of cerebellar function in autism
    Caralynn V Nowinski
    Department of Psychiatry, MC 913, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood St, Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    Psychiatry Res 137:11-9. 2005
    ..The atypical metrics of intrusive saccades that were observed may be attributable to faulty functional connectivity in cortico-cerebellar networks...
  13. ncbi request reprint Brief report: abnormal association between the thalamus and brain size in Asperger's disorder
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:390-4. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Sentence comprehension in autism: thinking in pictures with decreased functional connectivity
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain 129:2484-93. 2006
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Brain function differences in language processing in children and adults with autism
    Diane L Williams
    Department of Speech Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Autism Res 6:288-302. 2013
    ..Moreover, the differences between the two autism age groups may be indicative of positive changes in the neural function related to language processing associated with maturation and/or educational experience...
  16. pmc The modality shift experiment in adults and children with high functioning autism
    Diane L Williams
    Department of Speech Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:794-806. 2013
    ..These results suggest a lag in maturational development in autism in basic information processing mechanisms...
  17. pmc Category formation in autism: can individuals with autism form categories and prototypes of dot patterns?
    Holly Zajac Gastgeb
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1694-704. 2012
    ..Results are consistent with previous studies that have found deficits in prototype formation and extend these deficits to dot patterns...
  18. pmc A lack of left visual field bias when individuals with autism process faces
    Eva M Dundas
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1104-11. 2012
    ..Eye-tracking technology was used to show that individuals with autism were not spontaneously biased to facial information in the LVF, in contrast to a control group, while discriminating facial gender...
  19. pmc Can individuals with autism abstract prototypes of natural faces?
    Holly Zajac Gastgeb
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:1609-18. 2011
    ..Results are consistent with previous studies that have found a deficit in prototype formation and extend these deficits to natural faces...
  20. pmc The structure of intelligence in children and adults with high functioning autism
    Gerald Goldstein
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Neuropsychology 22:301-12. 2008
    ..Findings suggest similar organization of cognitive abilities in HFA, but with the possibility of underconnectivity or reduced communication among brain regions in autism...
  21. ncbi request reprint Maturation of executive function in autism
    Beatriz Luna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:474-81. 2007
    ..Executive dysfunction has been reported at different ages in autism. It is not clear however, when this impairment emerges or how its expression is affected by development...
  22. pmc Memory awareness for faces in individuals with autism
    Desirée A Wilkinson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:1371-7. 2010
    ..Subtle impairments in memory awareness for faces were also evident in adults with autism. Results indicate that broader metacognitive deficits may exist in individuals with autism, possibly contributing to other known impairments...
  23. pmc Is he being bad? Social and language brain networks during social judgment in children with autism
    Elizabeth J Carter
    Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e47241. 2012
    ..The fMRI results indicate that AD children may not automatically use language to encode their social understanding, making expression and generalization of this knowledge more difficult...
  24. pmc Corpus callosum volume and neurocognition in autism
    Christopher J Keary
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:834-41. 2009
    ..These findings provide further evidence for anatomical alterations in the corpus callosum in autism, but warrant additional studies examining the relationship of this structure and specific measures of interhemispheric connectivity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Verbal and spatial working memory in autism
    Diane L Williams
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:747-56. 2005
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  26. pmc Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex magnetic resonance imaging measurements and cognitive performance in autism
    Jessica Griebling
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:856-63. 2010
    ..The absence of correlations suggests that executive dysfunction is not the result of focal brain alterations but, rather, is the result of a distributed neural network dysfunction...
  27. ncbi request reprint Functional connectivity in an fMRI working memory task in high-functioning autism
    Hideya Koshino
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuroimage 24:810-21. 2005
    ..The temporal profile of the activity in the prefrontal regions was more correlated with the left parietal regions for the control group, whereas it was more correlated with the right parietal regions for the autism group...
  28. doi request reprint Autonomy of lower-level perception from global processing in autism: evidence from brain activation and functional connectivity
    Yanni Liu
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Neuropsychologia 49:2105-11. 2011
    ..The results from this study provide the first direct neural evidence of reduced global-to-local interference in autism...
  29. pmc Brief report: is cognitive rehabilitation needed in verbal adults with autism? Insights from initial enrollment in a trial of cognitive enhancement therapy
    Shaun M Eack
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2233-7. 2013
    ..These findings indicate the need for comprehensive interventions designed to enhance cognition among verbal adults with autism who have intact intellectual functioning. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Functional and anatomical cortical underconnectivity in autism: evidence from an FMRI study of an executive function task and corpus callosum morphometry
    Marcel Adam Just
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:951-61. 2007
    ..The results add support to a new theory of cortical underconnectivity in autism, which posits a deficit in integration of information at the neural and cognitive levels...
  31. pmc Gender discrimination of eyes and mouths by individuals with autism
    Catherine A Best
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Autism Res 3:88-93. 2010
    ..However, results indicated that compared to adults without autism, adults with autism were significantly worse at discriminating gender from eyes...
  32. pmc Cognitive enhancement therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder: results of an 18-month feasibility study
    Shaun M Eack
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2117 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2866-77. 2013
    ..001). These findings suggest that CET is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective intervention for remediating the social and non-social cognitive impairments in verbal adults with autism. ..
  33. pmc Unreliable evoked responses in autism
    ILAN DINSTEIN
    Department of Psychology, Baker Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuron 75:981-91. 2012
    ..The results motivate a critical expansion of autism research to determine whether (and how) basic neural processing properties such as reliability, plasticity, and adaptation/habituation are altered in autism...
  34. ncbi request reprint Abnormal brain size effect on the thalamus in autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatry Res 147:145-51. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint An MRI study of minor physical anomalies in autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:607-11. 2006
    ..Hypotelorism is a MPA that may be present in a subgroup of individuals with autism. Additional research is warranted using large sample sizes with a wide range of intellectual functioning...
  36. pmc The development of emotion recognition in individuals with autism
    Keiran M Rump
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Child Dev 80:1434-47. 2009
    ..Results are discussed with respect to underlying cognitive processes that may be affecting the development of emotion recognition in individuals with autism...
  37. pmc Volumetric alterations of the orbitofrontal cortex in autism
    Ragy R Girgis
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:41-5. 2007
    ..These findings support the role of OFC in autism and warrant further investigations of this structure using structural and functional methodologies...
  38. pmc Variability in adaptive behavior in autism: evidence for the importance of family history
    Carla A Mazefsky
    Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:591-9. 2008
    ..This study provides initial evidence of the importance of family history to adaptive behavior in autism and has implications for genetics and treatment...
  39. pmc Prototype formation in autism: can individuals with autism abstract facial prototypes?
    Holly Zajac Gastgeb
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Autism Res 2:279-84. 2009
    ..These results provide further evidence that individuals with autism have difficulty abstracting subtle spatial information that is necessary not only for the formation of a mean prototype, but also for categorizing faces and objects...
  40. pmc A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for adults with autism spectrum disorders
    Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2117 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:687-94. 2013
    ..14-3.59, although the quantity and quality of studies is limited. There is substantial need for the rigorous development and evaluation of psychosocial treatments for adults with ASD...
  41. pmc Multivariate searchlight classification of structural magnetic resonance imaging in children and adolescents with autism
    Lucina Q Uddin
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:833-41. 2011
    ..Characterization of brain structural differences in children with ASD is critical for development of biomarkers that may eventually be used to improve diagnosis and monitor response to treatment...
  42. ncbi request reprint The application of short forms of the Wechsler Intelligence scales in adults and children with high functioning autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:45-52. 2005
    ..8-.9 range. It was concluded that short forms may be used with good predictive accuracy in individuals with high functioning autism, even when the subtest profile is atypical...
  43. ncbi request reprint Emotion regulation patterns in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: comparison to typically developing adolescents and association with psychiatric symptoms
    Carla A Mazefsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Autism Res 7:344-54. 2014
    ..Autism Res 2014, 7: 344-354. © 2014 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  44. pmc ASD, a psychiatric disorder, or both? Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents with high-functioning ASD
    Carla A Mazefsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 41:516-23. 2012
    ..Results emphasize the importance of increasing awareness of the manifestations of high-functioning autism in order to improve accuracy of diagnosis and appropriateness of interventions...
  45. ncbi request reprint Impaired memory for faces and social scenes in autism: clinical implications of memory dysfunction
    Diane L Williams
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Webster Hall Suite 300, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:1-15. 2005
    ..Most importantly, the deficits in memory for faces and common social scenes, complex visual/spatial stimuli, demonstrate the contribution of memory dysfunction in autism to deficits in real life function...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cortical activation and synchronization during sentence comprehension in high-functioning autism: evidence of underconnectivity
    Marcel Adam Just
    Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain 127:1811-21. 2004
    ..The article presents a theoretical account of the findings, related to neurobiological foundations of underconnectivity in autism...
  47. ncbi request reprint Increased frontal cortical folding in autism: a preliminary MRI study
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatry Res 131:263-8. 2004
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that the gyrification patterns in autism may be abnormal, which could be related to the various cortical anomalies observed in this disorder...
  48. pmc Understanding autism and related disorders: what has imaging taught us?
    Diane L Williams
    Department of Speech Language Pathology, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Fisher Hall 412, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    Neuroimaging Clin N Am 17:495-509, ix. 2007
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Practice makes improvement: how adults with autism out-perform others in a naturalistic visual search task
    Cleotilde Gonzalez
    Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2259-68. 2013
    ..These findings may have possible implications for employment opportunities of adult individuals with ASD. ..
  50. ncbi request reprint Pursuit eye movement deficits in autism
    Yukari Takarae
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and 2 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Brain 127:2584-94. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Eye movements in neurodevelopmental disorders
    John A Sweeney
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7327, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 17:37-42. 2004
    ..It thus provides a promising methodology for characterizing and documenting maturational abnormalities in brain systems associated with neurodevelopmental disorders...
  52. ncbi request reprint Motor performance and anatomic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the basal ganglia in autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Child Neurol 18:317-24. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Do individuals with autism process categories differently? The effect of typicality and development
    Holly Zajac Gastgeb
    University of Pittsburgh, 210 S Bouquet St Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Child Dev 77:1717-29. 2006
    ..Parallels are also drawn to the results of previous studies on face processing in individuals with autism...
  54. pmc An MRI study of increased cortical thickness in autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 401 Quarry Rd, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1290-2. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine cortical thickness in autism in light of the postmortem evidence of cortical abnormalities of the disorder...
  55. pmc Offering to share: how to put heads together in autism neuroimaging
    Matthew K Belmonte
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:2-13. 2008
    ..A theme in these requirements is the need to preserve creative approaches and risk-taking within individual laboratories at the same time as common standards are provided for these laboratories to build on...
  56. ncbi request reprint fMRI investigation of working memory for faces in autism: visual coding and underconnectivity with frontal areas
    Hideya Koshino
    Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:289-300. 2008
    ....
  57. pmc Atypical involvement of frontostriatal systems during sensorimotor control in autism
    Yukari Takarae
    Department of Psychiatry MC 913, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood St, Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    Psychiatry Res 156:117-27. 2007
    ..These findings document that neurodevelopmental disturbances in autism affect widely distributed brain systems beyond those mediating language and social cognition...
  58. pmc An MRI and proton spectroscopy study of the thalamus in children with autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 163:97-105. 2008
    ..Further investigations of this structure are warranted, since it plays an important role in information processing as part of the cortico-thalamo-cortical pathways...
  59. ncbi request reprint Spatial working memory deficits in autism
    Shelly D Steele
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:605-12. 2007
    ..Overall, these results demonstrate reduced spatial working memory abilities in autism, and extend previous findings by demonstrating that these deficits are significant when tasks impose heavier demands on working memory...
  60. ncbi request reprint Abnormal brain lateralization in high-functioning autism
    Paul R Escalante-Mead
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:539-43. 2003
    ..The data indicated maturational disturbances in establishing lateral preference rather than increased rates of left handedness. Atypical establishment of cerebral dominance may be one cause of disordered language development in autism...
  61. ncbi request reprint What is currently known about the neurobiology of autism and if the valuable resource of family time should be invested in these studies
    Nancy J Minshew
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:737-8. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint Abstract reasoning in autism: a dissociation between concept formation and concept identification
    Nancy J Minshew
    Department of Neurology, Rambam Medical Center and University of Haifa, Israel
    Neuropsychology 16:327-34. 2002
    ..Stepwise discriminant function analyses revealed that 2 tests of concept formation correctly classified 78.4% of cases, whereas concept identification tasks did not pass the tolerance test...
  63. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging study of the orbitofrontal cortex in autism
    Antonio Y Hardan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Child Neurol 21:866-71. 2006
    ..The present study suggests the absence of global volumetric abnormalities in the orbitofrontal cortex in autism and indicates that the functional disturbances in this structure might not be related to anatomic alterations...