Tag: eye tracking

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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Pupil progress: Pupil responses to light may change with age in typically developing children but not in children with autism.

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Delayed pupil response to light may be early sign of autism

by  /  24 February 2017

The pupils of preschoolers with autism are slow to constrict in response to light, a phenomenon that may serve as an early marker of autism risk.

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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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December 2016
Illustration by Leandro Castelao
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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
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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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Ignoring images: Adolescents with autism fixate on objects, such as trains, related to their interests.Nicolas Balcazar / Getty Images
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Intense interests may interfere with social development in autism

by  /  13 November 2016

Children with autism may be so consumed by their interests that they don’t pay attention to social information.

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July 2016
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Features / Deep Dive

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

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June 2016
Illustration by  Kyungeun Park
Features / Deep Dive

The treasures of monkey island

by  /  22 June 2016

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.

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May 2016
Double takes: Identical twins tend to look at the same facial features in a video.
News

Social gaze patterns strikingly consistent between identical twins

by  /  14 May 2016

Identical twins, who have virtually the same genetic material, show highly similar patterns of eye movements when looking at faces, suggesting that social gaze is hardwired.

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Reactions from IMFAR 2016

by  /  14 May 2016

Scientists give their perspectives on work presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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