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Mapping the brain’s sensory gatekeeper

July 22, 2020

Mapping the brain’s sensory gatekeeper

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Many people with autism experience sensory hypersensitivity, attention deficits, and sleep disruption. One brain region that has been implicated in these symptoms is the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which is believed to act as a gatekeeper for sensory information flowing to the cortex.

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