AIMS-2-TRIALS colleagues Nico Bast, Christine Freitag and Christine Ecker of Goethe University Frankfurt were recently featured in a German TV documentary aiming to explain autism to a broader audience. The team described their current research: Professor Christine Freitag discussed diagnosis, current guidelines on treatment, and early intervention; Nico Bast discussed ways that eye-tracking techniques can contribute to early diagnosis; and Professor Christine Ecker was interviewed about her work on structural brain imaging.  

The documentary shows that autism is heterogenous (varied), and that more research is needed to understand its underlying mechanisms, so that earlier diagnosis and tailored interventions become possible in the future.

Watch the documentary (in German) here