Tag: sensory perception

November 2018
Light brown rat stand on hind legs, sniffing and listening
News

Vagus-nerve stimulation may ease hearing problems in Rett rats

by  /  7 November 2018

Stimulating the vagus nerve may normalize the brain response to sound in a rat model of Rett syndrome. It may also improve rats’ behavioral response to certain speech sounds.

0 Comments
News

Motor, sensory traits refine autism definition in research framework

by  /  7 November 2018

Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.

0 Comments
News

Roundworm roundup may reveal function of autism genes

by  /  6 November 2018

Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning.

0 Comments
News

Sensory issues in autism may have sex-specific roots

by  /  4 November 2018

Girls and boys with autism show different patterns of brain activity in response to sensory stimuli.

0 Comments
October 2018
Black and white street scene with high contrast and fragmentation to show possible experience of person with autism.
Multimedia / Podcasts

Spectrum Stories: Seeing through an autistic person’s eyes

by  /  24 October 2018

Virtual reality can help typical people experience sensory hypersensitivity and other perceptual differences that autistic individuals describe. Host Ben Kuebrich reports.

0 Comments
Features / Deep Dive

How virtual reality is transforming autism studies

by  /  24 October 2018

Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.

0 Comments
News

Misfiring visual cells may underlie key sensory problem in fragile X

by  /  17 October 2018

The motion perception difficulties seen in people with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism, may stem from a faulty visual circuit.

0 Comments
August 2018
Little boy with headphones on sits at a table, making a funny face.
News

Proposed revisions to global diagnostic manual for autism raise concerns

by  /  29 August 2018

Many autism researchers express satisfaction with the similarities between the ICD-11 and the DSM-5. But some have raised concerns about ways in which the two diagnostic manuals appear to diverge.

0 Comments
electrode cap on a styrofoam head model.
News / Toolbox

Multipart device monitors various senses in babies

by  /  17 August 2018

A new assemblage of tools precisely gauges a baby’s biological response to sights, sounds and tactile stimuli all at once.

0 Comments
July 2018
Week of JulyJul
2nd
2018
News / Spotted

Memory shuttle; fly eyes; gaze avoidance and more

by  /  6 July 2018

A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.

0 Comments