A new study finds that children with autism experience memory difficulties, which extend beyond social memories.

These memory struggles are associated with distinct brain wiring patterns. Such challenges might be affecting academic success for these children, offering a new perspective for autism treatment.

The findings also suggest that memory impairments may contribute significantly to the social challenges seen in autism.

Children with autism have difficulty remembering not just faces, but also other kinds of information, a difficulty reflected in unique brain wiring patterns.

These findings suggest that memory impairments could significantly contribute to social engagement difficulties in children with autism.

The brain scans show that distinct brain networks drive different types of memory difficulty in children with autism. General memory retention was linked to the hippocampus, while face memory was tied to the posterior cingulate cortex.

Children with autism have memory challenges that hinder not only their memory for faces but also their ability to remember other kinds of information, according to new research from the Stanford School of Medicine. These impairments are reflected in distinct wiring patterns in the children’s brains, the study found

Source: Neuroscience News