Children with autism spectrum disorders are better able to recognize faces, facial expressions, and emotions with the help of an interactive computer program called FaceSay, according to newly published research from psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Included in this report is a video summary of these findings.
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Funded by the Research Council’s Programme on Mental Health (PSYKISK), a sub-study of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) headed by Ms Posserud was conducted as part of the “Barn i Bergen” (Children in Bergen) project. The study shows that the diagnosis of ASD may apply to as much as one per cent of the population, according […]
A recent investigation published by the British Medical Journal BMJ concluded that Dr. Andrew Wakefield misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of a 1998 study linking Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to childhood vaccines. Regardless of the cause, in the past decade there has been […]
Memory for action is enhanced if individuals are allowed to perform the corresponding movements compared to when they simply listen to them (enactment effect). Previous studies have shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders have difficulties with processes involving the self, such as autobiographical memories and self performed actions. The present study aimed to assess […]