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Guest Blog: Local Connections

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March 22, 2013- "Guest Blog: Local Connections"- Our brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons that have an estimated 100 to 1,000 connections emanating from each one that make it possible for neurons to communicate and transfer information between nearby and distant brain areas. A recent study found that local connectivity within a one-centimeter region is reduced, not increased, in autism. The finding counters the prevailing hypothesis that local functional connectivity is stronger in people with autism than in controls.