Breakthroughs in Neuroscience

Date: 
June 21, 2013
On CBS News, we saw Grayson’s face light up when he heard for the first time; what do such breakthroughs mean for our community?

 

We think you’ll enjoy this video of a little boy hearing for the first time after doctors switch on his neural implants. Such advances in neuroscience have reach far beyond sight and hearing and include new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

For more perspective on exciting times in autism research, please see our Q&A with Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring, Ph.D., here and our translational research page here. You may also enjoy "See-Through Brain Tissue Promises to Advance Autism Research" in our science news column.