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Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD

Structures of the brain that were investigated in the research published in the journal Plos One. The caudate nucleus, which was found to be able to predict levels of autistic traits in ADHD participants, is shown in red.

The dopamine pathways in the brain Dopamine is transmitted via three major pathways. The first extends from the substantia nigra to the caudate nucleus-putamen (neostriatum) and is concerned with sensory stimuli and movement. The second pathway projects from the ventral tegmentum to the mesolimbic forebrain and is thought to be associated with cognitive, reward and emotional behaviour. The third pathway, known as the tubero-infundibular system, is concerned with neuro…

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from the Guardian

Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD

Structures of the brain that were investigated in the research published in the journal Plos One. The caudate nucleus, which was found to be able to predict levels of autistic traits in ADHD participants, is shown in red.

"There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line." - Oscar Levant (American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor).

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Video games cause Alzheimer's due to loss of grey matter, claims study

Research by the University of Montreal found a link to mental illness. They claimed that gaming (stock image shown) uses the caudate nucleus in the brain. This can lead to a loss of grey matter in the hippocampus, and reduced volume of the hippocampus is associated with neurological and psychological disorders

Subcortical brain anatomical specimen model: corpus striata, or basal ganglia, including the caudate nucleus labeled 1 and 2 and the midbrain. Provided by John A. Beal of the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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