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The brains of some women with autism more closely resemble those of typical men than those of typical women.
Using brain imaging, the researchers mapped the brains of typical men and women along a spectrum. Nearly 80 percent of the brains of women with autism fall at the male end of this spectrum. It is unclear whether the atypical cortical thickness seen in women with autism contributes to or arises from their autism. It is also not known whether cortical thickness tracks with sex-related cognitive or behavioral features.
Pelphrey, one of the researchers, is discovering that girls with autism are indeed different from other girls in how their brain analyzes social information. But they are not like boys with autism. Each girl's brain instead looks like that of a typical boy of the same age, with reduced activity in regions normally associated with socializing. The brain-activity measures they show would not be considered "autistic" in a boy. In short, the brain of a girl with autism may be more like the brain of a typical boy than that of a boy with autism.
Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Notably, females with autism may be closer to typically developing males in their social abilities than typical girls or boys with autism.
After researching whether the brains of women with Autism sport male features, all of the sources I found credible seem to be true. Not to say that a woman with Autism looks like a man, but more so that their brain functions seem to be very similar. Also, the structure of the brain is similar to that of a non-autistic male. Behavioral evidence has also been collected to prove this study to be true. We should not assume that everything found for males or from male-predominant mixed samples will apply to females.
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