Asperger 's Syndrome, Autism And Brain Anatomy

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Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and Brain Anatomy
Eliran Nunez
Ricardo Richardson

Table of Contents
Outline………………………………………………………………………………….3
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………….....4
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………...5
Background……………………………………………………………………………...5
Social Cognition………………………………………………………………………...6
Neurobiological Evidence………………………………………………………………9
Genetic Evidence………………………………………………………………………12
Discussion………………………………………………………………………………13
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………13
References………………………………………………………………………………15

Abstract

Autistic Spectrum Disorders are neurological conditions that effect an individual’s social processing and cognition. Asperger’s Syndrome is a variant of these disorders that are high-functioning, meaning that its victims do have symptoms similar to other forms of Autism, yet retain differences. This paper will examine and differentiate the differences between the two and seek to find any of the sources of this condition, whether they are social, genetic or neurophysiological.

Outline: Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and Brain Anatomy
Abbreviations
Introduction
Background
Social Cognition
Neurobiological Evidence
Genetic Evidence
Discussion
Conclusion
References

Abbreviations: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ASD. Asperser’s Syndrome: ASP. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Single nucleotide polymorphism: SNP
Introduction:
Autistic Spectrum…
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