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Tag: pupillometry

May 2020
Close up view of human eye.
News

Autistic people may have trouble tuning out distractions

by  /  4 May 2020

Pupil response suggests autistic people have atypical activity in a part of the brain that regulates attention.

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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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August 2017
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2017
News / Spotted

Autism unsurprised; diagnostic camouflage; Neanderthal legacy and more

by  /  4 August 2017

People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.

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February 2017
News

Delayed pupil response to light may be early sign of autism

by  /  24 February 2017

The pupils of preschoolers with autism are slow to constrict in response to light, a phenomenon that may serve as an early marker of autism risk.

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March 2015
Opinion

Shrinking pupils may mirror autism risk in babies

by  /  20 March 2015

The pupils of 10-month-old infants who have a sibling with autism constrict unusually fast in response to flashes of light, hinting that this reflex could be an early sign of the disorder.

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July 2013
News

Controversial study uncovers hearing glitch in autism

by  /  29 July 2013

An ear muscle is more sensitive to loud sounds in children with autism than in controls, according to a study published 3 July in Autism Research. The researchers say this measure could serve as a clinical biomarker of the disorder, but others fiercely disagree.

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May 2013
News

Study links pupillary reflex, heart rate in autism

by  /  4 May 2013

More than half of children with autism have a delayed pupillary response to light, along with a high heart rate and other physiological features, according an unpublished study presented Thursday at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián, Spain.

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March 2013
News

Clinical research: Pupil size may signal autism

by  /  5 March 2013

The pupils of children with autism react to light more slowly and less efficiently than those of controls, according to a study published 18 December in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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January 2013
News / Toolbox

Conversation with avatar teaches social skills

by  /  2 January 2013

In a virtual reality game intended to improve social skills in teenagers with autism, the players must ask computer avatars the right questions while seeming engaged in the conversation. The game was described 27 September in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

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January 2012
News / Toolbox

Video technique measures monkeys’ social interest

by  /  11 January 2012

Male rhesus macaques show more interest in videos with social content, such as another monkey displaying aggression, than in videos of landscapes or other animals, according to a study published 26 October in PLoS One.

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