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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: attention

May 2016

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.


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.

April 2016

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.

March 2016

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.

February 2016

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.

January 2016

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?

December 2015
Week of NovemberNov

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.

November 2015

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.

October 2015

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.

May 2015

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.