Tag: eye tracking

June 2018
News

Pupillary reflex in infancy may yield clues to autism

by  /  25 June 2018

The pupils of babies later diagnosed with autism shrink more in response to light than those of their typical peers.

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Features / Deep Dive

How to game the search for autism treatments

by  /  20 June 2018

An expanding arcade of video games takes aim at easing autism traits, from poor visual attention to problems with motor skills. But how useful — and fun — are these games, really?

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May 2018
Week of MayMay
7th
2018
News / Spotted

Dividing autism; novel messengers; million-dollar mark and more

by  /  11 May 2018

A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.

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March 2018
Week of MarchMar
12th
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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News

Sensory aspects of speech linked to language issues in autism

by  /  8 March 2018

Language problems in children with autism may be partially rooted in an inability to integrate sight and sound when other people talk.

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January 2018
image of cheerleaders juxtaposed with images of a child's gaze
News

Genetics governs children’s gaze patterns, twin study finds

by  /  3 January 2018

The way children view both social and nonsocial situations may be determined at least in part by their genes.

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

Notable papers in autism research in 2017

22 December 2017

This year’s list of top papers highlights nuances in the genetics of autism and new leads on early treatment.

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Week of DecemberDec
18th
2017
News / Spotted

Research priorities; adult reading; prevalence update and more

by  /  22 December 2017

The advocacy organization Autism Speaks releases its three-year strategic research plan, a new autism journal is slated for 2019, and updated U.S. developmental disability prevalence numbers are published.

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November 2017
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News

Social development remarkably similar in monkeys, people

by  /  15 November 2017

Eye-tracking studies cement monkeys’ promise for studying autism and related conditions.

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Stimulating inhibitory neurons in a visual brain region prevents monkeys from focusing on a line on a computer screen.
News

Light-based method controls inhibitory neurons in macaques

by  /  12 November 2017

Researchers have used light to manipulate neurons that dampen brain activity in rhesus macaques.

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