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When autistic and non-autistic people look at photographs depicting social scenes, they generally look at faces first and then let their eyes wander to other parts of the image. After a few seconds, neurotypical adults are likely to return their gaze to the faces, but autistic people are not, accord…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
    Autism research is an overwhelmingly white field — one in which Black researchers say they experience both overt and covert racism. This summer took an especially heavy toll on many scientists of color as protests erupted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, …
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new atlas details gene expression in neurons and other cells from the intestines of mice and people1. About 40 percent of children with autism or other developmental conditions have gastrointestinal issues, for which researchers have proposed many explanations. Some studies suggest that mutations …
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
Whether they mean to or not, just about everyone these days is taking William Mandy’s advice for a successful academic career: Find time to work from home. Mandy, a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at University College London, works in the United Kingdom’s most populous ci…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
Newborns with above- or below-average levels of C-reactive protein in their blood are more likely to be autistic than their peers, according to a new study1. The babies’ odds of having autism also vary depending on how their immune system interacts with environmental factors, such as their mothers&#…
7 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autistic children’s traits track more with subtle, autism-like behaviors in their mothers than with those in their fathers, according to a new study1. In particular, autistic children whose mothers have problems with pragmatic language — communicating in social settings — tend to have especially pro…
10 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition. Although it is diagnosed based on the presence of two core behaviors — restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, as well as difficulties with social interactions and communication — those traits are thought to arise because of alterations in how differe…
11 days ago · From Spectrum News
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12 days ago · From Spectrum News
Journalist Sarah Kurchak begins her memoir, “I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder,” with a disclaimer: “I do not speak for all autistic people. I will not try to. I do not want to.” With that out of the way, what follows is a superb ‘autiebiography’ — an autobiography w…
13 days ago · From Spectrum News
Women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor seem to stand an increased chance of having a child with autism, a new study has found1. But the study was not designed to prove cause and effect and does not suggest that epidurals cause autism. The prevalence of autism among the children of women …
13 days ago · From Spectrum News