• Neuromagnetic Signatures of Autism

    The purpose of this project is to evaluate brain activity of patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using magnetoencephalography (MEG) during resting state. Our preliminary data shows that children with these developmental disorders have abnormal neuromagnetic oscillations in the default mode network, which may underlie core deficits in social reciprocity and social use of language.

    neuromagnetic-kim-150Kim Leiken, PhD

    Leiken is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Neurology. Her primary research interests are the abnormal neural oscillations underlying neurodevelopmental disorders including migraine, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and others.


  • Magnetic source imaging (MSI) showing the neuromagnetic distribution of endogenous activities in a child with ASD and a typically developing child.

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