In another study, researchers discovered that fever may restore nerve cell communications in regions of the autistic brain. This restoration may help children improve socialization skills during a fever.
The study was based on 30 autistic children between ages 2 and 18 who were observed during and after a fever of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. More than 80% of the children showed some improvement in behavior during a fever and 30% showed significant improvement. Behavior changes included longer concentration span, increased amount of talking and improved eye contact.
I wonder if scientists could induce a "designer" fever that promoted intelligence and reflexes in baseline patients . . .
To the laboratory!