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Medicaldaily.com: How Autism Changes The Way The World Appears Visually

Medicaldaily.com: How Autism Changes The Way The World Appears Visually

As a part of their Too Much Information (TMI) campaign, the National Autistic Society, a leading charity in Britain, released a video on 26 March, which shows the impact of unexpected changes on autistic people. The short clip titled ‘Diverted’ depicts an actress named Saskia Lupin feeling overwhelmed by unexpected diversions and

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Medicaldaily.com: Genes Affect Your Empathy Levels, Like Experiences Do

Medicaldaily.com: Genes Affect Your Empathy Levels, Like Experiences Do

Upbringing, education, and other external experiences may not be the only factors to influence empathy in a person. Genes play a key role too, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique  (CNRS) and the genetics company 23andMe.

The findings

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Medicaldaily.com: Autism Gene Mutation Causes Too Many Brain Connections, Scientists Say

Medicaldaily.com: Autism Gene Mutation Causes Too Many Brain Connections, Scientists Say

Scientists say people with autism might have too many brain connections, causing communication problems in their nervous systems.

At the root of the issue is a malfunctioning gene within the brain cells called neurons. The RNF8 gene helps to regulate the connections, known as synapses, between these neurons that allow

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Medicaldaily.com: Music Therapy May Not Improve Autism, Study Finds

Medicaldaily.com: Music Therapy May Not Improve Autism, Study Finds

The combination of music and therapy is believed to help children with autism feel more motivated, creative, and able to communicate better. But, a new study found that music therapy may not actually help improve autism symptoms.

In the study, published in JAMA, Norwegian researchers found that children who participated

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Medicaldaily.com: Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be Less Surprised By The Unexpected

Medicaldaily.com: Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be Less Surprised By The Unexpected

Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be less surprised by unexpected changes than others around them, according to new research.

In a small study, researchers from University College London (UCL) conducted a simple learning task involving adults with and without autism. The results revealed that those who were the

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Medicaldaily.com: Autism And Pain Sensitivity Relationship Revealed In Brain Scans

Medicaldaily.com: Autism And Pain Sensitivity Relationship Revealed In Brain Scans

Those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are anecdotally known to be sensitive to pain, but now new research suggests a link between the two.

In an effort to understand pain perception among high-functioning adults with ASD, a team of researchers studied participants’ brains to figure out what’s going on when they

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Medicaldaily.com: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk By 45 Percent

Medicaldaily.com: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk By 45 Percent

New research suggests that antidepressant use during pregnancy may be linked to increased risk of autism in children, although researchers emphasize the results are preliminary, and there may be other factors contributing to this risk.

The study found that children born to mothers who had taken antidepressants at any point during their

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