When I read this article today, it brought back a lot of memories. Like many children with autism, my son was also diagnosed with epilepsy, though it’s been many years since he last had a seizure. I’ve often wondered what role epilepsy plays within autism. Perhaps this research will lead to an answer.
The article is “Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop” by Pam Belluck over at the New York Times. Of all the topics my dad studied in the field of psychology, I think the brain fascinated him most of all.