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Tag: vision

September 2015
News

When they move, people with autism discount what they see

by  /  25 September 2015

People with autism may ignore visual input when coordinating their movements — a lapse that may contribute to both motor and social impairments.

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News

Study questions whether eye for detail accompanies autism

by  /  4 September 2015

Visual processing irregularities in autism are subtle and depend on the child’s age, gender and task at hand.

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June 2015
News

Leaky filter leads to motion perception problem in autism

by  /  30 June 2015

Children with autism detect certain kinds of motion better than their peers do, but don’t tune out distracting visuals.
 

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May 2015
Features / Deep Dive

Unseen agony: Dismantling autism’s house of pain

by  /  21 May 2015

Some people with autism can tolerate extreme heat, cold or pressure and seem relatively insensitive to pain. Paradoxically, they may experience intense pain from idiosyncratic sources but struggle to communicate it.

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March 2015
Opinion

Shrinking pupils may mirror autism risk in babies

by  /  20 March 2015

The pupils of 10-month-old infants who have a sibling with autism constrict unusually fast in response to flashes of light, hinting that this reflex could be an early sign of the disorder.

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December 2014
News / Toolbox

Two-armed microscope glimpses multiple brain areas

by  /  10 December 2014

A customized microscope with moveable arms lets researchers simultaneously watch neurons fire in two areas of a mouse brain.
 

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November 2014
News

Who are you going to believe, your body or your lying eyes?

by  /  20 November 2014

Children with autism tend to rely more on their bodies when learning new motor skills, while controls rely more on their eyes, suggests unpublished research presented Wednesday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

Robots come to the rescue in sensory processing studies

by  /  20 November 2014

Robots that help children with autism become more socially engaged may also increase understanding of sensory processing in the disorder, suggests unpublished research presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

People with autism have trouble processing sight, sound

by  /  17 November 2014

People with autism tend to be less efficient than controls at integrating what they hear with what they see, according to unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

Researchers refine cerebellum’s role in autism

by  /  16 November 2014

People with autism have trouble moving in response to something they see, a process tuned by the cerebellum. Researchers presented the unpublished study today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Another study presented today links defects in a section of the cerebellum to language problems in autism, underscoring the region’s importance in the disorder.

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