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The post Spotted around the web: Neuronal interference, effects of trauma, sensory rooms appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Just two factors assessed in childhood predict how well people with autism will function as adults, according to a new study: intelligence quotient (IQ) and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity1. The ability to predict adult outcomes could enable clinicians to offer autistic children targeted t…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autism researchers who use brain scans are not accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing, according to new research1,2. As a result, studies that look at brain activity in autistic people may be drawing incorrect conclusions. “Respiration and motion may not be the variab…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new jumpsuit is fitted with sensors that can track and classify an infant’s posture and movements1. The device could be used to screen infants for movement issues stemming from conditions such as autism. Although the presence of movement problems is not required for an autism diagnosis, up to 80 p…
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
Bright eyes: Researchers mapped the region of the fruit fly brain responsible for learning and vision. Neuron tapestry: Images are woven together and colorized to trace the paths of individual neurons. Color me pretty: Colors distinguish individual neurons in a slice of the fruit fly brain. Space …
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
I am a student and researcher studying evolutionary genetics, and I am autistic. I often come across papers on autism research, but unfortunately, reading them is rarely a positive experience. Too much autism research fails to acknowledge autistics as people who can read and make valuable contributi…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
Just 41 percent of clinical trials listed on a research registry in the United States reported their results within a year of their completion, a new analysis has found1. And roughly one in three trials reported no results at all. The problem is even more pronounced among the subset of trials that f…
7 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Spotted around the web: Suicide risk, bumetanide, preprints appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
10 days ago · From Spectrum News
New data from Sweden challenge the idea that parents of autistic children refrain from having more children, a practice known as ‘reproductive stoppage1.’ “There is no reason to make alarmistic statements and add to the unnecessary stigma that sometimes is associated with having children with psychi…
10 days ago · From Spectrum News
A good night’s rest isn’t guaranteed for anyone, but it is downright elusive for many people with autism. Individuals on the spectrum often have trouble falling and staying asleep. And that may worsen certain features of their condition, such as repetitive behaviors, which can, in turn, make sleepin…
11 days ago · From Spectrum News