Autism Spectrum Disorders arise from a specific neurologically based information processing difficulty. People with Autism have a hard time in terms of their ability to manage dynamic information.
Recent Research has shown that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance, according to a new brain-imaging study from the Stanford University School of Medicine (Lucina Uddin, PhD, Vinod Menon, PhD, Rachel L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford). In a study that was published online on the 29 July, 2014 in Cerebral Cortex, connectivity in key brain networks of autistic children looks similar to connectivity in the resting brain. And the greater this inflexibility, the more severe the child’s manifestations of repetitive and restrictive behaviors that characterize autism, the study found.