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Measuring Autism

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/22/us-autism-toddlers-idUSTRE75L4HQ20110622

"Ilan Dinstein of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel" and other scientists, "In research published in the journal Neuron", "used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at the brains of sleeping toddlers". In a small number of normally developing and/or language delayed but not autistic toddlers and "70 percent of toddlers with autism" they found a "specific abnormality in synchronization between two brain areas commonly associated with language and communication".

Sleeping is good, as sleeping kids have a very different behavioral profile than awake kids.
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