The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
Researchers use virtual reality to discover how the brain assembles contextual memories.
A new study that used rhesus macaques with low levels of sociability revealed the animals had reduced levels of vasopressin in their cerebral spinal fluid, as did children diagnosed with ASD.
Researchers report our visual attention pays most attention to parts of a scene that have meaning to us, not the parts that stick out.
Study reveals how reduced function of the rgs2 protein in the nucleus accumbens contributes to symptoms associated with depression. The findings may assist with the development of new therapeutics to help treat depression in individuals.