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Brain Imaging Clues to Autism's Sensory Issues

Difficulty processing audio and visual input can lead to common symptoms, and suggest solutions.

Clinical Expert: Wendy Chung, MD

Those in the autism community have long known anecdotally that some people with autism appear to struggle mightily with sensory input. Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, a clinical geneticist at Columbia University Medical Center, speaks about how research into so-called “autism genes” has revealed a specific brain difference leading to sensory issues. It also suggests ways caregivers can create better learning environments for autistic kids.

This article was last reviewed or updated on November 29, 2023.