Tag: social deficits

May 2017
News

Long-term study shows language’s role in easing autism features

by  /  14 May 2017

Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.

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News

Adolescence unmasks autism traits in girls

by  /  13 May 2017

Autism traits may become more apparent as girls reach adolescence but stay stable in boys.

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News

Rats with autism mutation turn deaf ear to playful entreaties

by  /  11 May 2017

Male rats missing an autism candidate gene called SHANK3 spend less time sniffing, nuzzling and chasing their peers than controls do.

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News

Short sleep is unhappy bedfellow for autism features

by  /  8 May 2017

The fewer hours of sleep children with autism get, the more severe their features, according to a study of more than 2,700 children with the condition.

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News / Toolbox

New test captures subtle social difficulties in adults with autism

by  /  5 May 2017

In the Strange Stories Film Task, people interpret scenes in a video for white lies, jokes and irony.

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Features / Deep Dive

Sex and other foreign words

by  /  3 May 2017

People with autism fall in love. They marry. They even (gasp) have sex. Yet these deeply human needs have mostly gone ignored by scientists.

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April 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Romanian orphans reveal clues to origins of autism

by  /  25 April 2017

Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Michael Platt discusses monkey models for autism

24 May 2017

Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.

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News

Sex differences among people with autism may be minimal

by  /  12 April 2017

Autism looks similar in girls and boys, suggest results from a large study.

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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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