The Neuroscience of Autism,
Edition 1
Edited by Rajesh K. Kana

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2022

The Neuroscience of Autism provides a comprehensive accounting of autism spectrum disorders by integrating scientific findings from behavioral, cognitive and neurobiological research. The book begins by defining autism, identifying characteristics and prevalence, exploring its history, and then moving on to the cognitive and social bases of behavioral symptoms, the brain bases of behavioral and cognitive symptoms, and finally, intervention practices. It examines theoretical models such as weak central coherence, enhanced perceptual functioning, and the extreme male brain hypothesis.

Finally, the book addresses the increased attention on the brain connectivity model of autism, looking at the synchronization of brain activity across different brain areas, the causal influence of a brain region on another, and white matter cable connections in the brain.

Key Features

  • Delves into the increasing prevalence of autism in the United States
  • Focuses on screening tools for early identification
  • Discusses the neuroanatomical differences seen in individuals with autism
  • Examines the inferences gained from functional MRI studies of autism
About the author
Edited by Rajesh K. Kana, Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Center for Innovative Research in Autism, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Table of Contents

1. History of Autism
2. Definition, Prevalence, and Behavioral Symptoms of Autism
3. Early Identification and Diagnosis of Autism
4. Social, Cognitive, Perceptual, and Other Models of Autism
5. The Neuroanatomy of Autism
6. Brain Function and Brain Connectivity in Autism
7. White Matter Microstructure in Autism
8. Animal Models of Autism
9. Genetic Etiologies of Autism: Unpacking Pathogenic Mechanisms and Characteristics
10. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder

11. Overview of Autism Interventions

Book details
ISBN: 9780128163931
Page Count: 296
Retail Price : £115.00

9780124116030; 9780123736062; 9780123919243


Researchers, clinicians, and students studying autism and other developmental disabilities in psychology and neuroscience