Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/autism-cerebellum-sensoriomotor-connections-1836/.
Researchers find that in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, the connections between the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum appear to be overdeveloped in sensorimotor regions of the brain.
The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)
Research: "Cerebro-cerebellar resting state functional connectivity in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder" by Amanda J. Khan, Aarti Nair, Christopher L. Keown, Michael C. Datko, Alan J. Lincoln, and Ralph-Axel Müller in Biological Psychiatry doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.03.024
Image: These fMRI scans show regions of over- and underconnectivity between the cerebellum and cerebral cortex in young people with autism spectrum disorder. Image credited to the researchers.