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Carnegie Mellon University

Autistic Adults have Unreliable Neural Responses (2 of 3)

Caption: The top panel shows a map of the brain responses to the visual stimulation; they are similar across autism and control groups. The bottom left panel shows visual system responses of two individuals one with autism and one control. The average responses - across trials - are similar in terms of amplitude and shape, yet the trial-by-trial variability is much larger in the individual with autism (error bars are much larger). The bottom right panel shows that this is not a consequence of different head motion between the two individuals as both moved their head to a similar degree.

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