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Tag: emotion processing

October 2015
Week of OctoberOct
19th
2015
News / Spotted

Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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March 2015
Opinion

What singing aloud reveals about autism

by  /  24 March 2015

People with autism feel overly embarrassed for other people, offering a clue to why they struggle with empathy.

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Opinion

Flair for faces forecasts future autism severity

by  /  6 March 2015

Children with autism often have difficulty recognizing faces and interpreting emotional expressions. And those who struggle most with this tend to have more severe autism symptoms later on, suggests a new study.

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November 2014
News

Enriched environment staves off autism-like behavior in rats

by  /  20 November 2014

Rats exposed in utero to the epilepsy drug valproic acid, a risk factor for autism, do not develop autism-like behaviors if they are reared in a stimulating environment. Researchers presented the unpublished findings yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Therapy for autism may alter brain activity, behavior

by  /  19 November 2014

After four months of a behavioral therapy known as pivotal response training, children with autism show improved behavior and enhanced activity in brain regions that process social information. Researchers presented these preliminary results from a trial yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

People subconsciously process emotions early in life

by  /  16 November 2014

By 7 months of age, babies can subconsciously discriminate between happy and fearful emotions by looking only at the eyes of another person, suggest results presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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July 2014
Opinion

Pac-Man maze leads children with autism to ‘good’ smiles

by  /  4 July 2014

A computer game based on face recognition helps children with autism feign expressions more convincingly than before.

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April 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

The cerebellum’s surprisingly evolved role in autism

by  /  1 April 2014

Thought until recently to only coordinate motor skills, the cerebellum is involved in diverse cognitive functions such as language and social interaction, and may play a role in autism, says Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom.

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March 2014
News

Cognition and behavior: Oxytocin helps recognize faces

by  /  14 March 2014

Genetic variants in a receptor for the hormone oxytocin may contribute to the range of social skills seen in individuals with and without autism, suggests a study published 4 February in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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February 2014
News

Cognition and behavior: Oxytocin may socialize autism brains

by  /  28 February 2014

Treatment with the hormone oxytocin boosts brain activity and improves recognition of emotions in people with autism, according to two small studies published in February.

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