A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain.
The heritable factors that underlie autism may overlap with those that influence unusual sensory responses.
The advocacy organization Autism Speaks releases its three-year strategic research plan, a new autism journal is slated for 2019, and updated U.S. developmental disability prevalence numbers are published.
Men with autism may respond differently to human odors — and the social signals that they contain — than do their neurotypical peers.
A sweeping analysis covers evidence of regression in autism, gender dysphoria is linked to autism features, and animal models of autism receive full treatment in a special tribute.
The play dexterously depicts the struggles — sensory and social — of four characters who occupy distinct places on the autism spectrum.
Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet.
A person’s ability to distinguish similar syllables by sight and sound correlates with how sensitive she is to sensory stimuli.
Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.
A treatment delivered to neurons that mediate touch can ease anxiety and social problems in two mouse models of autism.
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