Autism

Research articles covering work related to austism spectrum disorders are provided below.

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Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy Shows Lasting Effect in Phobia Treatments For Children with ASD

Researchers report children on the autism spectrum who experience specific phobias may benefit from immersive virtual reality therapy. The study reports immersive VR helped almost 45% of children with ASD remain free from their phobias six months after treatment.... Read More...
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Study Reveals ‘Inhibition’ Theory of Autism is Wrong

A new study challenges the long held theory that neurons in the brains of those with autism receive too little inhibition or too much excitation. Researchers report inhibition does not actually decrease in the brains of mice with ASD. Instead, researchers say, the altered balance may be a compensatory mechanism that helps to stabilize brain activity in response to the disorder.... Read More...