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Why eye contact is different in autism — Yale News

Sunday, 13 November, 2022

Why eye contact is different in autism — Yale News

A common feature of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, is reduced eye contact with others in natural conditions. Although eye contact is a critically important part of everyday interactions, scientists have been limited in studying the neurological basis of live social interaction with eye-contact in ASD because of the inability to image the brains of two people simultaneously.

However, using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, Yale researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain associated with the social symptomatology of autism. The study, published Nov. 9 in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that these neural responses to live face and eye-contact may provide a biological index relevant to clinical classification and assessment of autism.

Read more at: https://news.yale.edu/2022/11/09/why-eye-contact-different-autism

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