Tag: attention

May 2016
News / Toolbox

Atlas of brain connectivity can flag attention problems

by  /  18 May 2016

A new set of charts shows how brain connections can change as children grow, and can serve as a reference for detecting problems with attention.

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Social gaze patterns strikingly consistent between identical twins

by  /  14 May 2016

Identical twins, who have virtually the same genetic material, show highly similar patterns of eye movements when looking at faces, suggesting that social gaze is hardwired.

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April 2016
News

Mouse study links gene to some autism symptoms

by  /  22 April 2016

Mice missing a gene called PTCHD1 in a deep-seated brain structure have autism-like symptoms that ease with treatment.

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March 2016
News

Many toddlers with autism and low intelligence walk on time

by  /  25 March 2016

Most children who have both autism and intellectual disability take their first steps on time or earlier than those with other conditions.

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February 2016
News

Sharp observation skills may guard girls against severe autism

by  /  1 February 2016

Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than do boys at the same risk and low-risk infants.

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January 2016
Features / Deep Dive

Extraordinary minds: The link between savantism and autism

by  /  13 January 2016

Some people with autism have an exceptional talent for music, math, art or language. What accounts for their extraordinary brains?

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December 2015
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2015
News / Spotted

Reframing autism; like minds; doctoral dilemma

by  /  4 December 2015

The ‘spectrum’ concept spawns skepticism, men’s and women’s brains are largely the same, and Ph.D.s still outnumber faculty jobs.

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November 2015
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Stephen Blumberg: Tracking autism’s transience

by  /  3 November 2015

Roughly 13 percent of children with autism eventually lose their diagnosis, either because they outgrow it or because they never had autism to begin with.

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October 2015
News

Attention deficit may mask autism, delay diagnosis

by  /  26 October 2015

Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.

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May 2015
News

Behavioral profile of DNA disorder reveals ties to autism

by  /  26 May 2015

Children who carry an extra copy of part of chromosome 7 have symptoms ranging from social phobia to speech impediments. About one-third of them show signs of autism, according to the first systematic analysis of people with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome.

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