Tag: vision

August 2017
Features / Deep Dive

What baby siblings can teach us about autism

by  /  16 August 2017

Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.

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May 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Autism in motion

by  /  31 May 2017

Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?

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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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February 2017
News

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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November 2016
News

New treatment for Rett syndrome targets cerebrospinal fluid

by  /  15 November 2016

Lowering the levels of OTX2, a protein found in the fluid that bathes the brain, prevents many abnormal behaviors in mouse models of Rett syndrome.

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August 2016
News

Tracking time can be tricky for children with autism

by  /  11 August 2016

Children with autism have trouble relying on past experiences to gauge how long things typically take.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Timing is key to understanding sensory, social issues in autism

by  /  9 August 2016

Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.

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May 2016
News

DNA doubling on chromosome 22 shows strong ties to autism

by  /  30 May 2016

An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.

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News

Sight may mix with sound in autism brains

by  /  13 May 2016

People with autism may use visual areas of the brain to process sounds, which could help explain why they have trouble with this task.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How dining out with my daughter inspired my autism studies

by  /  12 May 2016

Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety.

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