Today's NY TIMES has an interesting article called "How To Think About The Risk Of Autism", by the neuroscientist Sam Wang from Princeton University. One of the most important arguments he makes is about the environmental causes of autism. He mentions that " although autism has a gene-based beginning, growing brains are also influenced by their environment and external events." The article also discusses the crucial need for "social experiences" during the critical period of a child's development.
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