Tag: sensory perception

January 2019
Three views of the human brain show connectivity
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Sensory, motor connections may be disrupted in autism brains

by  /  31 January 2019

Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.

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People with autism sometimes give ambiguous looks

by  /  2 January 2019

Autistic people have trouble making facial expressions appropriate to the circumstances.

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December 2018
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Unusual sensory responses in infancy may hint at autism

by  /  12 December 2018

Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 2018
Black and white street scene with high contrast and fragmentation to show possible experience of person with autism.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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