Neurobiology of sensory processing in autism spectrum disorder

Pui Pui Phoebe Cheung, Wui Man Lau

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Altered sensory processing and perception has been one of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this chapter, we review the neural underpinnings of sensory abnormalities of ASD by examining the literature on clinical, behavioral and neurobiological evidence that underlies the main patterns of sensory integration function and dysfunction. Furthermore, neural differences in anatomy, function and connectivity of different regions underlying sensory processing are also discussed. We conclude that sensory integration intervention is built on the premise of neuroplasticity to improve function and behavior for individuals with ASD.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Publication series

NameProgress in molecular biology and translational science
ISSN (Electronic)1877-1173

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