Brains of autistic children are “noisier,” says School of Medicine’s Roberto Fernández Galán

Understanding autism

ideastream: As autism rates increase at a rapid pace, researchers are pioneering new treatments and understandings of the disease. A research group led by Roberto Fernández Galán, assistant professor of neuroscience, found that the brains of autistic children are “noisier” and more active at rest than non-autistic children.