Speech understanding
Subjects & tests
Predicted results
Hypotheses & rationale

Auditory agnosia
Asphyxia at birth
Human infants
Functional MRI
Fetal alcohol syndrome
fMRI of language processing
Trophic transmitters
Longterm outcome
Myelin maturation
Learning to speak
Kanner autism
Metabolism in the brain
Vasodilation response
The Bohr effect
Circulatory arrest
Brainstem damage
Thiamine deficiency
Autism & prenatal alcohol
Autism & valproic acid
Autism & infections
Autism & PKU
Autism & genetic disorders
Autism & medical disorders
Autism & perinatal problems
Maturation and trophic neurotransmitters:
37.        Kungel M and Friauf E (1995). Somatostatin and leu-enkephalin in the rat
auditory brainstem during fetal and postnatal development.  Anatomy and Embryology,
191, 425-443.
38.        VonHungen K, Roberts S, Hill DF (1975) Serotonin-sensitive adenylate cyclase
activity in immature rat brain. Brain Research 84:257-267.
Long-term outcome of asphyxia at birth:
39.        Faro MD & Windle WF (1969) Transneuronal degeneration in brains of monkeys
asphyxiated at birth.  Experimental Neurology 24:38-53.
Myelin and maturation of the brain:
40.        Langworthy OR (1933) Development of behavior patterns and myelinization of the
nervous system in the human fetus and infant. Contributions to Embryology, no. 139
41.        Yakovlev PI and Lecours A-R (1967) The myelogenetic cycles of regional
maturation of the brain.  In A. Minkowski (Ed.), Regional Development of the Brain in Early
Life (pp. 3-70).  Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications.
42.        Moore JK, Perazzo LM, Braun A (1995). Time course of axonal myelination in the
human brainstem auditory pathway.  Hearing Research 87:21-31, 91:208-209.
Learning to speak "by ear"
43.        Brown R, Bellugi U (1964) Three processes in the child's acquisition of syntax.  
Harvard Educational Review 34:133-151.
44.        Brown R (1973) A First Language: The Early Stages. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press.
45.        Rapin I (1997)  Autism.  New England Journal of Medicine 337:97-104.
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