Day: May 9, 2018

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Touch this, feel that.  Seventy-five bucks.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Touch this, feel that. Seventy-five bucks.”

We had a thunderstorm last night, and are expected to have another today.  I’ve been wearing noise-canceling headphones to compensate.  Fortunately, the new episode of Gettin’ Grown with Jade and Keia podcast is out.  It’s something I look forward to each week.  My Amazon Prime membership expires in a few days.  Buh-bye to my former impulse shopping addiction.

In celebration of this wise decision, I ordered one last thing.  I purchase fidgets and sensory toys every

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News-medical.net: New research illustrates how beneficial bacteria establish robust gut colonization

News-medical.net: New research illustrates how beneficial bacteria establish robust gut colonization

May 4, 2018

The mammalian gut is warm, moist, and incredibly nutrient-rich–an environment that is perfect for bacterial growth. The communities of “good bacteria” in the gut, commonly referred to as the microbiome, are vital partners for the body, helping to digest fiber, extract nutrients, and prevent various diseases. We

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Sciencedaily.com: Why children with autism may be at increased risk of bullying

Sciencedaily.com: Why children with autism may be at increased risk of bullying

Children with autism may be at greater risk of bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behaviour, say psychologists.

“Our results suggest that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder might be particularly susceptible to bullies exploiting their lower concern for personal gain and their increased tolerance of unfair behaviour.”

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Sciencedaily.com: Wriggling tadpoles may hold clue to how autism develops

Sciencedaily.com: Wriggling tadpoles may hold clue to how autism develops

You could say Hollis Cline’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute is building better tadpoles.

To better understand how humans learn, Cline, PhD, Hahn Professor of Neuroscience and co-chair of the Department of Neuroscience, leads experiments designed to spark learning in tadpole brains. Over the years, her lab’s work with

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Sciencedaily.com: Dancer's brains react quickly to changes in music

Sciencedaily.com: Dancer's brains react quickly to changes in music

Neuroscience has studied music for decades, and it has been found to activate both the cortical and deeper brain areas. Neuroscience of dance, instead, is a young but quickly growing field.

In her doctoral dissertation, Master of Science Hanna Poikonen developed methods for understanding the processes that dance generates in

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News-medical.net: Minority students widely underrepresented in autism identification, study shows

News-medical.net: Minority students widely underrepresented in autism identification, study shows

May 4, 2018

In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely underrepresented in special education. The underrepresentation varies widely from state to state and shows that students from

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News-medical.net: Strong pupillary light reflex in infants linked to later autism diagnosis

News-medical.net: Strong pupillary light reflex in infants linked to later autism diagnosis

May 7, 2018

A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that sensory processing plays an important role in the development of the disorder.

Despite being defined

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News-medical.net: Dancer's brains show fast response during sudden changes in music

News-medical.net: Dancer's brains show fast response during sudden changes in music

May 4, 2018

Neuroscience has studied music for decades, and it has been found to activate both the cortical and deeper brain areas. Neuroscience of dance, instead, is a young but quickly growing field.

In her doctoral dissertation, Master of Science Hanna Poikonen developed methods for understanding the processes that

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News-medical.net: Scientists find way to inhibit growth of specific gut microbes associated with diseases

News-medical.net: Scientists find way to inhibit growth of specific gut microbes associated with diseases

May 3, 2018

Emerging evidence suggests that microbes in the digestive system have a big influence on human health and may play a role in the onset of disease throughout the body. Now, in a study appearing in ACS Chemical Biology, scientists report that they have potentially found a way

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Sciencedaily.com: Neurons use a single switch to decide whether to make or break new connections

Sciencedaily.com: Neurons use a single switch to decide whether to make or break new connections

As the brain grows and develops, nerve cells must make connections between one another in order to function properly. Brain cells are tightly packed together, so each cell might touch hundreds or thousands of other cells, and yet those cells only make stable and strong connections with a fraction of

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Sciencedaily.com: Strong pupillary light reflex in infancy to later autism diagnosis

Sciencedaily.com: Strong pupillary light reflex in infancy to later autism diagnosis

A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that sensory processing plays an important role in the development of the disorder.

Despite being defined by symptoms in

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