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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: language

December 2017

For autism research pioneers, early work paved path to success

by  /  22 December 2017

We asked three distinguished autism researchers to reflect on their first studies in the field.

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students in subway taking notes

New York program transports children with autism to their passion

by  /  22 December 2017

In a New York City after-school program, children with autism build social skills through a shared interest in trains.

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parents hiking with toddler

Walking doesn’t deliver language gains for children with autism

by  /  4 December 2017

Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.

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Week of NovemberNov
27th
2017

Gaze anxieties; college considerations; social chemistry and more

by  /  1 December 2017

Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”

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November 2017
six scans of brains showing various active regions highlighted

Missing brain wave may explain language problems in nonverbal autism

by  /  14 November 2017

Nonverbal children with autism don't show the typical wave of brain activity involved in linking objects with their names.

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family of marmoset monkeys

AI interprets marmosets’ trills, chirps and peeps

by  /  14 November 2017

New artificial intelligence software can decode conversations between small monkeys called marmosets.

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EEG caps, fNIRS

Realistic social test identifies new language area in brain

by  /  13 November 2017

A test designed to capture the dynamic back-and-forth of conversation suggests the existence of a new language area in the brain.

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Week of NovemberNov
6th
2017

Ethnicity influence; human-brained rodents; graduate drain and more

by  /  10 November 2017

Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.

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October 2017
Woman and girl examining toy

With popular autism therapy, some skills take time to learn

by  /  26 October 2017

The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.

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Baby sibs (top and middle rows) have weaker patterns of brain activity (blue) at the front of the brain than do controls (bottom row).

Brain signals hint at speech delay in babies at high autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.

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