Computer analysis of EEG patterns suggests a potential diagnostic test for autism at two years old

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 20:50 in Psychology & Sociology

The largest, most rigorous study to date to investigate EEGs as a potential diagnostic tool for autism offers hope for an earlier, more definitive test. Widely available EEG testing can distinguish children with autism from neurotypical children as early as age two. Findings could be the basis for a future objective diagnostic test of autism particularly at younger ages when behavior-based measures are unreliable.

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