A new study in adolescent and young adult males with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) showed significant differences in the functional architecture and interactivity of the default mode network (DMN ) — brain regions linked to social-cognitive impairment in ASD — compared to DMN functional connectivity measurements in young adult males without ASD. These findings, which could lead to the development of new imaging-based diagnostic markers, are described in an article published in Brain Connectivity.

Link to full journal release on study led by MGH investigator Gagan Joshi, MD.