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Tag: eye contact

June 2016

The treasures of monkey island

by  /  22 June 2016

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.

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May 2016

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

by  /  31 May 2016

Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.

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Firsthand experience with autism can spark new science

by  /  12 May 2016

Meeting people with autism can give scientists new ideas and the motivation to pursue long-term studies.

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April 2016

Rising star: Somer Bishop fine-tunes autism diagnosis

by  /  28 April 2016

Somer Bishop is launching a revolution in autism diagnosis, creating faster, more precise tools that speed research and better capture the full spectrum of autism symptoms.

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2016

Deceitful DNA; grant gambit; autism glass

by  /  15 April 2016

A woman claims that a genetic test failed to flag her son’s deadly condition, a researcher wins a rare appeal of a rejected grant application, and a graduate student’s gadget could help people with autism to read emotions.

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March 2016

When a flair for reading is mistaken for autism

by  /  8 March 2016

Some children who read early or speak late are misdiagnosed with autism.

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Clinical acumen key in discerning autism, attention deficit

by  /  4 March 2016

A widely used diagnostic test for autism can reliably distinguish the condition from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but not always.

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January 2016

Before talking about autism, listen to families

by  /  26 January 2016

Scientists should phrase their findings to be sensitive to the dignity and needs of people with autism.

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December 2015

Artist with autism illustrates ‘invisible disability’

by  /  22 December 2015

Sounds, smells and social encounters are just a few of the challenges that Leironica Hawkins, an artist on the spectrum, faces every day.

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November 2015

Rare glimpse of neurons refines understanding of amygdala

by  /  16 November 2015

An unprecedented look at the activity of 223 individual neurons in the amygdala calls into question the longstanding idea that the region recognizes eye contact.

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