Tag: sensory perception

June 2017
Week of JuneJun
19th
2017
News / Spotted

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017

Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?

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May 2017
News

Hallucinations unusually common in adults with autism

by ,  /  24 May 2017

Negative experiences, such as being bullied or socially isolated, may lead to hallucinations.

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News

Higher perceptual capacity in autism can be both strength and challenge

by ,  /  16 May 2017

People with autism may have a higher perceptual capacity, which means that they are able to process more information at once than their typical peers.

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men trying to make eye contact
Opinion / Viewpoint

Eye contact is aversive for some adults with autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.

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News

Top autism gene may alter sensory perception

by  /  13 May 2017

An unusual brain response to sound may distinguish children with mutations in SCN2A, a leading candidate gene for autism.

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April 2017
News / Toolbox

Parent survey quantifies sensory quirks in autism

by  /  7 April 2017

A new questionnaire reveals the frequency and impact of sensory sensitivities in children with autism.

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March 2017
News

Pain, impulsivity may motivate self-harm in autism

by  /  8 March 2017

People with autism who have painful digestive issues or difficulties inhibiting their impulses are particularly prone to hurting themselves.

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illustration of person with autism struggling with addiction
Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s hidden habit

by  /  1 March 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that people with autism don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs, but new evidence suggests otherwise.

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News

Parents’ traits predict autism features in children

by  /  1 March 2017

Children whose parents have a condition such as autism tend to have severe restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, even if they don’t have a diagnosis themselves.

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February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
20th
2017
News / Spotted

Brexit anxiety; misguided momentum; embedded ethicist

by ,  /  24 February 2017

British scientists anxiously await their country’s departure from the European Union, President Trump’s views on vaccines may fuel a dangerous movement, and an ethicist helps keep gene-editing research in line.

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