Tag: social deficits

December 2017
News

New global diagnostic manual mirrors U.S. autism criteria

by  /  11 December 2017

Starting next year, clinicians worldwide may be using a new, streamlined set of criteria to diagnose autism.

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Anxiety may heighten social communication challenges in autism

by  /  6 December 2017

Anxiety may exacerbate social communication problems in children with autism — and not the other way around.

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November 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Why intelligence scores do not predict success for autistic adults

by ,  /  28 November 2017

Measures of adaptive functioning may better assess the ability of autistic people to meet daily demands than do intelligence tests.

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News

Learning shows sex bias in mice with mutation tied to autism

by  /  23 November 2017

Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism may have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not.

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News

In autism, food quirks show up in social brain areas

by  /  15 November 2017

Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet.

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Mouse imaging study hints at how fragile X drug trial went wrong

by  /  15 November 2017

The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain its poor performance in people with the condition.

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Maternal asthma alters immune cells in fetal brain

by  /  14 November 2017

Mouse pups exposed to an immune response in the womb show autism-like behaviors and altered gene expression in brain cells called microglia.

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Grouping people with autism masks variations in visual learning

by  /  14 November 2017

Some young children with autism excel on tests in which they must learn to connect visual cues.

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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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Face processing may improve over time in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

The activity of the brain’s face detector, the fusiform gyrus, in response to faces is greater in adolescents with autism than it is in younger children with the condition.

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