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ERIC Number: EJ1106584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Gray Matter Characteristics in Mid and Old Aged Adults with ASD
Koolschijn, P. Cédric M. P.; Geurts, Hilde M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n8 p2666-2678 Aug 2016
It is widely acknowledged that the brain anatomy of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shows a different developmental pattern then typical age-matched peers. There is however, a paucity of studies examining gray matter in mid and late adulthood in ASD. In this cross-sectional neuroimaging study, we, performed vertex-wise whole-brain and region-of-interest analyses of cortical volume, thickness, surface area, and gyrification index in 51 adults with and 49 without ASD, between 30 and 75 years. There was significant age-related volume loss and cortical thinning, but there were no group differences. The lack of significant anatomical differences between intellectual able individuals with and without ASD, suggests that ASD is not (strongly) related to gray matter morphology in mid and late adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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