Tag: face processing

July 2017
News

Genetics guides gaze during social interactions, study finds

by  /  12 July 2017

The tendency of people with autism to not make eye contact is rooted in genetics, suggests a study of identical and fraternal twins.

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June 2017
News

Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

by  /  14 June 2017

Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, suggests the first study of its kind.

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Week of JuneJun
5th
2017
News / Spotted

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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May 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Virtual reality yields clues to social difficulties in autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.

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men trying to make eye contact
Opinion / Viewpoint

Eye contact is aversive for some adults with autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.

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January 2017
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Geoff Bird explores overlap between autism, alexithymia

1 March 2017

Watch the complete replay of Geoff Bird’s webinar on the similarities and differences between autism and alexithymia.

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Week of JanuaryJan
9th
2017
News / Spotted

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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December 2016
News

Solitary monkeys missed social cues as infants

by  /  21 December 2016

Adult monkeys that spend most of their time alone struggled as infants to recognize faces.

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November 2016
News

Interactive test aims to capture social aspects of gaze

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.

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July 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

People with autism can read emotions, feel empathy

by ,  /  12 July 2016

The notion that people with autism lack empathy and cannot recognize other people’s feelings is wrong.

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