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November 2014
News

Brains of Angelman mice show altered response to motion

by  /  16 November 2014

Mice modeling Angelman syndrome, an autism-related disorder, show abnormal brain responses when they see movement, according to unpublished work presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

Mimed gestures hint at repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  15 November 2014

Children with autism show different patterns of brain activity during everyday gestures and movements than controls do, suggest unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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October 2014
Opinion

Study catches autism signs in ball skills

by  /  21 October 2014

Children with autism are more likely to have trouble catching a ball than their unaffected peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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September 2014
Opinion

Attention to detail may aid visual learning in autism

by  /  23 September 2014

Adults with high-functioning autism excel at learning visual patterns, according to research published 25 August in Neuropsychology. The findings contrast with a report earlier this year that children with the disorder struggle with visual learning.

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July 2014
News

Distinct features signal autism risk in tuberous sclerosis

by  /  7 July 2014

Children who have both the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex and autism show a gradual drop in nonverbal intelligence between 1 and 3 years of age, according to research published 11 June in Neurology.

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Cognition and behavior: Test assesses sensory sensitivity

by  /  4 July 2014

A new questionnaire may help assess sensory problems — such as heightened awareness of bright colors or loud noises — in adults with autism.

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June 2014
News

Visual patterns provoke distinct responses in autism brains

by  /  12 June 2014

Some children with autism have trouble learning visual patterns, and others employ a distinctive brain process to do so, suggests a study published 13 May in Developmental Science.

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May 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Signaling pathways link autism, schizophrenia

by  /  27 May 2014

Autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability share underlying deficits in pathways that regulate how the brain encodes new experiences, says Jason Shepherd.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Zeroing in on illusions in eye-gaze research

by ,  /  13 May 2014

The common belief that people with autism look at people’s mouths instead of their eyes is inaccurate and has little evidence, say Nouchine Hadjikhani and Quentin Guillon.
 

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Opinion

Mothers of children with autism share their sensory problems

by  /  2 May 2014

A small study published 3 April in Molecular Autism has found that 98 percent of mothers of children with autism have unusual responses to sensory stimuli, including light, sound and touch.
 

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