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Cognition and Hippocampal Volumes in Older Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract With a growing number of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), more and more research has been conducted on majority male cohorts with ASD from young, adolescence, and some older age. Currently, males make up the majority of individuals diagnosed with ASD, however, recent research states that the gender gap is closing due to more advanced screening and a better understanding of how females with ASD present their symptoms. Little research has been published on the neurocognitive differences that exist between older adults with ASD compared to neurotypical (NT) counterparts, and nothing has specifically addressed older women with ASD. This study utilized neuroimaging and neuropsychological tests to examine differences between diagnosis ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Webb, Christen Len (Author) / Braden, B. Blair (Advisor) / Azuma, Tamiko (Committee member) / Dixon, Maria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Speech therapy / aging / autism / executive functioning / hippocampus / magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) / sex differences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 34 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Speech and Hearing Science 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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