Asperger’s syndrome: mirror neuron dysfunction and understanding of emotions on the autistic spectrum

Mirror neuron activity in the inferior frontal gyrus (which is in the social domain of the brain), is evident in individuals who show emotional appropriate reactions to others or to emotional stimuli; who understand other peoples’ feelings and emotions; who experience theory of mind and social communication. A dysfunction in the mirror neuron system may underlie the social deficits observed...
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Behaviour Disturbances: An indication of various problems

Behaviour disturbances are not always indicative of naughtiness or disciplinary problems only. It could be suggestive of brain dysfunctions causing: Epilepsy: an epileptic patient may present with mood swings, uncontrolled aggression, social problems, seizures and learning disabilities. Behaviour problems are seen in conduct disorder and manifest in lying, stealing, uncontrolled aggression,...
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Neurofeedback as an alternative form of treatment of Asperger Syndrome

What is Neurofeedback? The brain is powered by electricity and produces electrical patterns called brainwaves, which determine the level of arousal of the brain. The more aroused the brain is, the more effective is the functioning. The lesser the level of arousal, the less effective is the activity and thought processing of the brain. If the brain is too aroused, we experience, hyperactivity,...
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