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LOCKED IN  Patients in the left two images are outwardly in a vegetative state. But the neural connections, measured by electrical activity, are much more active in the middle patient, whose brain network more closely resembles a healthy volunteer’s (right). All three were asked to imagine themselves playing tennis.

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CASE FOR CAUTION  Anesthetics hit young and old brains differently, studies suggest. 

Leo Kanner

Johns Hopkins doctor Leo Kanner published an influential paper in 1943 describing autistic children. This and a host of other moments from autism's past receive an accounting in NeuroTribes, a look at the progression of thought surrounding the condition.

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