EEG Brain Trace 'Can Detect Autism'
A simple brain trace can identify autism in children as young as two years old, scientists believe.
A US team at Boston Children's Hospital say EEG traces, which record electrical brain activity using scalp electrodes, could offer a diagnostic test for this complex condition.
EEG clearly distinguished children with autism from other peers in a trial involving nearly 1,000 children.
Experts say more work is needed to confirm the BMC Medicine study results.