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Tag: emotion processing

August 2011
Opinion

You and I

by  /  2 August 2011

Children with autism often use the wrong pronouns, referring to themselves as ‘you’ in conversation. A new study shows that this difficulty in shifting perspective from other to self may result from impaired connections between brain regions.

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July 2011
Opinion

Playing by the rules

by  /  26 July 2011

Broken rules are even more distressing to people with autism than being excluded, according to a new study.

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Opinion

Masked emotions

by  /  12 July 2011

A new study shows that women with high-functioning autism appear better able to camouflage their symptoms, perhaps because they are more self-aware than men with the disorder.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Studying infant sibs of children with autism spectrum disorder

by  /  5 July 2011

Studying the infant siblings of children who have autism to identify early signs of the disorder is expected to have enormous impact on the field from a clinical and a basic science standpoint, says psychologist Karen Dobkins.

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June 2011
News / Toolbox

Interactive virtual reality system teaches social skills

by  /  22 June 2011

A virtual reality system equipped with an eye-tracking device helps teenagers with autism learn to engage with others, according to a study published 23 May.

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May 2011
Opinion

Boy talk

by  /  31 May 2011

Female-to-male transsexuals show more traits associated with autism than typical males or females, though the reasons for this link remain unclear.

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Opinion

Trendsetters

by  /  6 May 2011

Of 72 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, 7 work either directly on autism or in related areas, illustrating the growing intellectual breadth and depth of the field.

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April 2011
News

Cognition and behavior: Brain response to faces could signal autism

by  /  27 April 2011

At 12 months of age, infant siblings of children with autism have a brain response to unfamiliar faces that is characteristic of typical children at a younger age, according to a study published 26 March in Brain Topography. This developmental delay could be used as an early biomarker for autism.

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Opinion

Odd men out

by  /  26 April 2011

Animal research hints that sex hormones may be responsible for the gender bias in autism. More research is needed in people to back this up, says a new review.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Uta Frith: Why I am obsessed with this cognitive thing

by  /  26 April 2011

No matter which of the numerous genetic and environmental risk factors has caused autism, the part of the system that is always affected is most likely to be found at the cognitive level, argues Uta Frith, a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

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