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Our data basically shows that some of these children do have increased bloodflow in the frontal lobes. That is some of the data that we would not have known without the Xenon. It’s also important because it explains how some of your children have hyperactivity. What we have is a study that nobody else in the country can do without a spect scan. If you take attention deficit children, we can actually separate them out by physical findings. The hyper ADD child is exactly what it says. There is increased bloodflow in the frontal lobes with the rest of the brain normal. Your quiet ADD child is basically the idea of shutting down bloodflow in the temporal lobe. Your mixed ADD child is exactly what it says – increased bloodflow in the frontal lobe, decreased bloodflow in the temporal lobe. The key is that, and where the NeuroSPECT has spoiled me immensely, it stops me from guessing what I’m trying to do. It says this is what I have to fix; this is what has to be changed. How do I do it? The NeuroSPECT certainly gives me a direct target.

Now the Technesium portion showed that we had decreased bloodflow in the occipital lobes and the cerebellar vermis. This was a surprise, by the way. What did autism have to do with fine motor problems? But with the findings on the spect scan, we could explain why some of your children have fine motor problems. What is even more fascinating is that I would get faxes from parents saying that a kid was suddenly riding a bicycle, could ride a two-wheeler when they hadn’t been able to accomplish that for years. They could jump up and down stairs. What you come to appreciate is that these children’s bodies are playing tricks on them. When their brain hasn’t developed right, their brain isn’t functioning right; they can’t do those things. As their brain starts to function, they can do what another child can do.

We showed that there was maximal profusion in the right frontal lobe. Again, the consistency of all of this was the temporal lobes being down. Now, the other thing, coincidentally, your left temporal lobe is auditory processing and language. Your right temporal lobe is social skills.

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