What Happens to the Brain in Autism?

During the last 10 years or so I have given a number of lectures trying to summarize different findings regarding the brain of autistic individuals. The content of these lectures has been based on both my own published research as well as findings from the medical literature. It has been my working hypothesis that autism is the result of a migratory abnormality of neuron progenitor cells on their way to the cerebral cortex. I have written about individual aspects of this hypothesis in previous blogs; some dealing with the neuropathology of autism and others with what I have called the triple hit hypothesis. A few years ago I gave a lecture at a Think Tank and just discovered that the same is available to those interested from: https://vimeo.com/99575583  (Note: Cut and paste if the link does not take you directly- the link distorts the url and adds %C2%A0 which should not be there). The lecture was sponsored by the Autism Research Institute (ARI) and given in Canada sometime in 2014.

I thought that for those of you who follow this blog, listening to the lecture may provide some insight as to my way of thinking and, in a certain way, draw us closer together. I hope the lecture may be understandable to all of you, but feel free to leave any questions regarding the same as comments to this blog. Otherwise, I can only say in my defense that after being finally diagnosed with diabetes and sleep apnea a few months ago, I have lost over 30 pounds and life “looks” a lot better, literally (I had been unaware of losing some of my color vision and brightness- life looked rather dull back then).

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