The Mystery of Odd or Unusual Behaviors in Autism
Dr. Joseph Buxbaum discusses that we still do not fully understand why children with autism develop certain behavioral manifestations, such as hand flapping. However, it appears as though some children exhibit these manifestations as a response to anxiety or different social situations. Further, Dr. Buxbaum explains that some of these behavioral symptoms of autism may be linked to specific genes.
"In certain fundamental ways, the human brain, and even more so perhaps, the autism brain is a big mystery to us..."
— Joseph Buxbaum, PhD