Tag: eye contact

February 2017
Seeing eye to eye: A camera embedded in a pair of eyeglasses could allow researchers to track a child’s gaze outside of a lab or clinic.
News / Toolbox

Wearable camera captures eye contact in children with autism

by  /  24 February 2017

A camera embedded in a pair of eyeglasses can reliably gauge a child’s tendency to look another person in the eye.

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Early days: Parents are best suited to spot signs of autism in infants, such as whether the baby babbles in response to others.  Insung Jeon / Getty Images
News

Survey for parents could flag autism in infants

by  /  13 February 2017

Asking parents to fill out a questionnaire about their babies’ early skills could help clinicians spot signs of autism.

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January 2017
Illustration by Bee Johnson
Opinion / Viewpoint

Imaging of social brain enters real world

by ,  /  31 January 2017

Studies of social-brain function are moving out of scanners and into realistic settings.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Geoff Bird explores overlap between autism, alexithymia

1 March 2017

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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December 2016
Sigourney Weaver in “Snow Cake.” ©IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection
Features / Special Reports / 2016: Year in review

The best depictions of autism in the arts

26 December 2016

The books, shows and movies that most accurately portray autism are those that don’t dwell on the condition.

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Unfamiliar faces: Baby monkeys that grow up to be loners show no reaction when a new monkey appears in a photo.
News

Solitary monkeys missed social cues as infants

by  /  21 December 2016

Adult monkeys that spend most of their time alone struggled as infants to recognize faces.

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Illustration by Leandro Castelao
News

Toddlers with autism indifferent to eye contact, study says

by  /  15 December 2016

Toddlers with autism are oblivious to the social information in the eyes, but don’t actively avoid meeting another person’s gaze.

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November 2016
Social shift: Typical children show a strong brain response to direct gaze, whereas those with autism respond more to averted eyes.Carol Yepes / Getty Images
News

Interactive test aims to capture social aspects of gaze

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.

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October 2016
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News / Spotted

Political science; canine connection; reference point

by  /  7 October 2016

The presidential candidates sound off on science, dogs may hold clues about social behavior in people, and gender matters when it comes to reference letters for postdocs.

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September 2016
Turn around: Studies are starting to show that exercise may be a critical component of autism therapy.Westend61 /  Getty Images
News

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills

by  /  22 September 2016

Dozens of small studies suggest that physical activity offers behavioral benefits for children with autism.

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