Adults with autism show a diminished brain response to hearing their own name
Jan 30, 2018
Previously, research has shown that children at risk of an autism diagnosis respond less to hearing their own name. Now, a new study from Ghent University shows for the first time that the brain response to hearing one's ...
Research compares neural activity in children with and without autism spectrum disorder
Jan 29, 2018
Pick a hand, any hand. That familiar refrain, repeated in schoolyards the world over, is the basis of a simple guessing game that was recently adapted to study how and why kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interact ...
Zebrafish study provides new insights into autism spectrum disorder research
Jan 24, 2018
Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with zebrafish has demonstrated.
Reduced attention to audiovisual synchrony in infancy predicts autism diagnosis
Jan 23, 2018
An ability to integrate information from different sensory modalities is important for infants' development and for their perception of the environment. A new study suggests that infants who pay little attention to synchronous ...
Genes contribute to biological motion perception and its covariation with autistic traits
Jan 22, 2018
Humans can readily perceive and recognize the movements of a living creature, based solely on a few point-lights tracking the motion of the major joints. Such exquisite sensitivity to biological motion (BM) signals is essential ...
Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnoses
Jan 17, 2018
A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including ...
Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors
Jan 16, 2018
Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression ...
Being bilingual may help autistic children
Jan 16, 2018
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently ...
Does my child have autism or is this 'normal' behaviour?
Jan 09, 2018
Raising a child is often one of the most challenging and joyous events in a person's life. Watching your child grow and develop is a source of delight. However, some parents become concerned when their child appears to develop ...
Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
Jan 04, 2018
On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic ...