Tag: face processing

August 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Autism may arise from brain’s response to early disturbances

by  /  18 August 2015

Autism is not a developmental disorder, but rather the brain’s adaptive response to early genetic or environmental disturbances, says Mark Johnson.

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March 2015
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

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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September 2014
Opinion

Attention to detail may aid visual learning in autism

by  /  23 September 2014

Adults with high-functioning autism excel at learning visual patterns, according to research published 25 August in Neuropsychology. The findings contrast with a report earlier this year that children with the disorder struggle with visual learning.

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August 2014
News / Toolbox

Test measures children’s ability to distinguish between faces

by  /  20 August 2014

An adaptation of a test for facial recognition makes it easier to chart children’s ability to remember faces.

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June 2014
News

Clinical research: Extra X impairs awareness of others’ minds

by  /  13 June 2014

Girls and boys born with an extra X chromosome both tend to have difficulties understanding the minds of others, but for different reasons than children with autism do, according to a study published 22 March in Genes, Brain and Behavior.

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News

Visual patterns provoke distinct responses in autism brains

by  /  12 June 2014

Some children with autism have trouble learning visual patterns, and others employ a distinctive brain process to do so, suggests a study published 13 May in Developmental Science.

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May 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Zeroing in on illusions in eye-gaze research

by ,  /  13 May 2014

The common belief that people with autism look at people’s mouths instead of their eyes is inaccurate and has little evidence, say Nouchine Hadjikhani and Quentin Guillon.
 

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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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January 2014
News / Toolbox

Eye-tracker charts gaze of children with autism

by  /  29 January 2014

A lightweight eye-tracking system allows researchers to record the shifts in gaze that naturally occur during playtime, reports a study published 20 November in Frontiers in Psychology.

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