Tag: vision

November 2019
Child hesitating in front of a giant eye showing areas of the brain, facial recognition and other connections related to sight.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Seeing connections between autism and blindness

by  /  12 November 2019

Autism is unusually common among people with congenital blindness, in part because the ability to see drives much of brain development.

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August 2019
graphic shows eye movement patterns
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Visual task may offer brain marker for autism

by  /  19 August 2019

People with autism may show an altered pattern of brain activity when looking at two competing images.

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May 2019
Illustration shows the world is distorted through a point of view pair of glasses
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The predictive coding theory of autism, explained

by  /  1 May 2019

In autism, a person’s brain may not form accurate predictions of imminent experiences, or even if it does, sensory input may override those predictions.

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January 2019
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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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June 2018
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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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February 2018
Genes may partly account for difficulties in processing biological motion.
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Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic roots

by  /  19 February 2018

The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.

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November 2017
child with headphones listening to a woman on television with doctor watching
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Lab tests may pick up sensory sensitivity in autism

by  /  15 November 2017

A person’s ability to distinguish similar syllables by sight and sound correlates with how sensitive she is to sensory stimuli.

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Week of OctoberOct
30th
2017
News / Spotted

Gene-editing gadgetry; intelligence trajectories; research reset and more

by  /  3 November 2017

Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.

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August 2017
Illustration of large colorful geometric shapes with children balancing on them.
Features / Deep Dive

What baby siblings can teach us about autism

by  /  16 August 2017

Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.

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May 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Autism in motion

by  /  31 May 2017

Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?

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