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Children With Autism Lack Visual Skills Required For Independence

The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favorite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Contrary to previous studies, which show that children with autism often demonstrate outstanding visual search skills, this new research indicates that […]

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The Brain’s Ability To Selectively Focus And Pay Attention Diminishes With Age

A University of Toronto study shows that visual attention – the brain’s ability to selectively filter unattended or unwanted information from reaching awareness – diminishes with age, leaving older adults less capable of filtering out distracting or irrelevant information. The research, conducted by members of U of T’s Department of Psychology, will be published Wednesday, […]

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