Receptors Linked to Autism (image) Washington University School of Medicine Caption Learning, social interaction and other mental functions in people with autism may be affected by receptors inside brain cells, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have learned. The type of receptor they studied glows green on the surface of this cell. Inside the cell it covers a membrane that is stained red. Credit Yuh-Jiin I. Jong Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.