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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2022

25-02-2021 | Original Paper

Peak Alpha Frequency and Thalamic Structure in Children with Typical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Heather L. Green, Marissa Dipiero, Simon Koppers, Jeffrey I. Berman, Luke Bloy, Song Liu, Emma McBride, Matthew Ku, Lisa Blaskey, Emily Kuschner, Megan Airey, Mina Kim, Kimberly Konka, Timothy P. L. Roberts, J. Christopher Edgar

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2022

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Abstract

Associations between age, resting-state (RS) peak-alpha-frequency (PAF = frequency showing largest amplitude alpha activity), and thalamic volume (thalamus thought to modulate alpha activity) were examined to understand differences in RS alpha activity between children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically-developing children (TDC) noted in prior studies. RS MEG and structural-MRI data were obtained from 51 ASD and 70 TDC 6- to 18-year-old males. PAF and thalamic volume maturation were observed in TDC but not ASD. Although PAF was associated with right thalamic volume in TDC (R2 = 0.12, p = 0.01) but not ASD (R2 = 0.01, p = 0.35), this group difference was not large enough to reach significance. Findings thus showed unusual maturation of brain function and structure in ASD as well as an across-group thalamic contribution to alpha rhythms.
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Individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents, and professionals in the field differ regarding the use of person-first (e.g., children with ASD) or identity first (e.g., autistic child) language. With respect for divided opinions, both approaches to terminology are used (Kenny et al. 2016).
 
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In the current sample, older children were more likely to have evaluable RS data. In particular, 76% of children ≥ 10 years old had evaluable RS data. The somewhat high rate of children with non-evaluable data is primarily due to the fact that in many of our early studies we collected only 2 min of eye-closed RS data. Increasing the length of the eyes-closed task to 5 + minutes has resulted in much higher success rates.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Peak Alpha Frequency and Thalamic Structure in Children with Typical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Heather L. Green
Marissa Dipiero
Simon Koppers
Jeffrey I. Berman
Luke Bloy
Song Liu
Emma McBride
Matthew Ku
Lisa Blaskey
Emily Kuschner
Megan Airey
Mina Kim
Kimberly Konka
Timothy P. L. Roberts
J. Christopher Edgar
Publicatiedatum
25-02-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2022
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04926-9