JEFFREY GENETIUS/Associated Press If you’ve ever wondered how genes and traits are connected to one another, the answer is yes.
The link between the genes that cause certain conditions and certain behaviors is known as linkage disequilibrium, and there’s now some evidence that it can be a contributing factor in autism.
But it’s not just about how we interact with others.
The genetics of autism can also influence how we think about the world.
The way we process information can influence how a child perceives the world around them.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, researchers led by J. Richard Sperry and colleagues compared a group of children who were born with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to a control group of controls.
The ASD group was given a series of simple tasks to complete before the study began.
For example, the ASD group had to figure out which color a card on a card stack should be.
The control group had no need to do this.
As the children performed the tasks, they were given the same amount of information that they were receiving from the ASD control group.
This is called task-switching, and it can have an effect on how the child perceys the world, including whether they feel safe or vulnerable.
Sperry’s team found that, overall, the group with ASD-related brain regions that were activated more often were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive, or fearful.
They also showed increased activation in regions associated with empathy, a mental capacity that is linked to helping others and caring for others.
In other words, the children with ASD showed more increased activation to the autism-related regions.
In the ASD-affected children, the amygdala, which is a brain region associated with emotional responses, also showed activation.
This could indicate that the ASD children may be more vulnerable to anxiety and other negative emotions.
In another study, Sperrie and his team followed more than 600 children and their families for a year and found that ASD-associated brain regions were more active in the autism group than in the control group, suggesting that the autism patients may be at higher risk of developing autism.
This link between autism and genetic predispositions is already well-established.
Autism is linked with increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which can cause difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, and other symptoms.
And a 2013 study published by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toronto found that the more autism-associated genes that a child has, the higher their risk of autism.
While autism is the most common developmental disorder in children, there are many other conditions associated with the condition that aren’t autism, such as attention deficit disorder, language disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder-related disorders (ADHSDR).
These conditions can be associated with a wide range of behaviors, from repetitive behaviors to oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), which are common in autism cases.
There are also other genetic and environmental factors that could play a role in ASD, including certain genetic variations in the brain and the microbiome.
This can lead to certain behaviors that are thought to be caused by changes in the microbiome or altered brain development.
This article originally appeared on TIME.com.