Language Graph (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption This image depicts patterns of brain activation in typically developing, ASD "Good" and ASD "Poor" language ability toddlers in response to speech sounds during their earliest brain scan (ages 12-29 months). The imaging occurred one to two years prior to their language outcome designation at age 30-48 months. Note similarity in patterns of activation between the ASD Good and typically developing toddlers, which display robust activation in classic language brain regions, such as the superior temporal gyrus. In contrast, the ASD Poor language toddlers showed no statistically significant activation in classic language regions. Credit UC San Diego School of Medicine Usage Restrictions Use image credit. Share Print E-Mail 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.