Autism Journal Club

Salience Network Connectivity in Autism is related to Brain and Behavioural markers of Sensory Over-responsivity by Green, Hernandez, Bookheimer & Dapretto (2016)

The salience network, an intrinsic brain network thought to modulate attention to internal versus external stimuli, has been consistently found to be atypical in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study examined how Sensory Over-Responsivity in youth with ASD relates to atypical salience network connectivity and whether these atypicalities are associated with abnormal brain response to basic sensory information.