Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.
The way children view both social and nonsocial situations may be determined at least in part by their genes.
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Employers discover the perks of having staffers on the spectrum, robots deliver autism therapy, and Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR fame recounts her nightmares.
Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?
Artist Leironica Hawkins feels comfortable making eye contact with only some people.
Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.
The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.
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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