Tag: empathy

June 2019
News

Book review: ‘The Rosie Result’ crafts foolish caricatures of autism

by  /  18 June 2019

In the final installment of Graeme Simsion’s bestselling Rosie trilogy, the protagonist’s implied autism becomes explicit — and leaves our reviewer cold.

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May 2019
Illustration of a strong man holding up a oversized brain
News

The extreme male brain, explained

by  /  1 May 2019

The ‘extreme male brain’ theory suggests that autism is an exaggeration of systematic sex differences in ways of thinking.

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April 2019
seated crowd using silent applause, "flappause" to show appreciation for a speaker
News

Tensions ride high despite reshuffle at autism science meeting

by  /  29 April 2019

The International Society for Autism Research faces a thorny problem: how to please a diverse mix of attendees who have radically different goals.

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October 2018
Opinion / Reviews

Book Review: A mother finds reward in risk

by  /  30 October 2018

In “The Boy Who Loved Too Much,” a woman tries to cocoon her son, who has Williams syndrome, from life’s insults but later realizes her protective instincts carry dangers of their own.

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Multimedia / Podcasts

Spectrum Stories: Seeing through an autistic person’s eyes

by  /  24 October 2018

Virtual reality can help typical people experience sensory hypersensitivity and other perceptual differences that autistic individuals describe. Host Ben Kuebrich reports.

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Features / Deep Dive

How virtual reality is transforming autism studies

by  /  24 October 2018

Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.

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April 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Ask me first: What self-assessments can tell us about autism

by  /  4 April 2018

With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.

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March 2018
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2018
News / Spotted

Early theory of mind; bizarre book defense; fake news and more

by  /  16 March 2018

Theory of mind develops surprisingly early, a book publisher doubles down in defense of a controversial author, and false vaccine news gets a correction.

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February 2018
Birdseye view of four adults sitting in a circle talking
News

Games plus group therapy may help adults with autism find jobs

by  /  7 February 2018

Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment.

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December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

From people with autism, lessons for scientists on love, compassion

22 December 2017

People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.

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