Brain training can change autistic behaviour

2019-03-02 01:06:02

NEUROFEEDBACK practice may be able to alleviate some of the symptoms of autism, according to a pilot study on eight children with the disorder. The technique involves hooking people up to electrodes and getting them to try and control their brain waves. In people with autism, the “mu” wave is thought to be dysfunctional. Since this wave is associated with “mirror neurons” – the brain cells that underpin empathy and understanding of others – Jaime Pineda at the University of California, San Diego,