The brain activity of children with Asperger’s syndrome is different from children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, using electroencephalography (EEG), were able to tell the difference between children with Asperger’s syndrome and those with ASD based on the electrical activity in their brains.
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In this study, researchers compared the EEG or brain wave recordings of children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome to those of children with ASD. The researchers, “Frank H. Duffy and colleagues at the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry of Boston Children’s,” analysed the EEG data. They found that, “although the disorders were closely related, there were clear neurophysiological differences between the groups.”