This study uses 3D ultrasound to look at babies' brains in the womb, and then follows their development for 18 months after birth to see if markers found during gestation might predict autism.
Event related potentials (ERP) are a low-cost method of brain imaging which can be used while the person does a task or test. This study looks at how the autistic brain differs when carrying out tasks.
The MRC Autism Imaging Multicentre Study (AIMS) was the first multi-centre MRI study of autism in the UK, using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to research differences in brain and cognition in autistic people.
Mutation in NRXN1 is one of about 100 high confidence rare genetic variants that has been associated with autism, although it can cause a diverse range of conditions - or none at all. This study looks to understand this gene's actions.
It appears there are structural and functional differences in the brains of autistic people, although large scale studies are needed to verify this. This is one such study, looking at typical and autistic people, and the siblings of autistic people.
The EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP) is a long-term study across seven sites in Europe with hundreds of participants, looking at how brain development is different in autistic and typical people.