Children with congenital heart disease have an increased likelihood of autism. Why?
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: theory of mind
The finding calls into question differences between autistic and non-autistic people on a decades-old theory-of-mind test involving interacting geometric shapes.
Intentional interactions with autistic people led Sasson to refocus his research.
This month, a commonly used emotion-recognition test doesn’t perform as expected — nor does a survey of past efforts to train autism specialists or a hunt for the sources of the sleep problems that often accompany the condition.
The X chromosome holds stronger-than-expected genetic sway over the structure of several brain regions. The genes that may underlie this oversized influence have ties to autism.
A subset of brain cells signal when someone tries to infer another person’s thoughts, according to a new study.
Autistic people’s ability to understand another person’s thinking does not diminish with age, as it does for non-autistic people.
Book Review: ‘The Pattern Seekers’ links human invention — past, present and future — to autism traits
Simon Baron-Cohen’s new book is essentially a 272-page argument for his hypothesis that all human innovation stems from the ability to discern and manipulate causal patterns.