January 16, 2014

Senses of Sight and Sound Separated in Children with Autism

Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Vanderbilt study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The study, led by Mark Wallace, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, is the first to illustrate the link and strongly suggests that deficits in the sensory building blocks for language and communication can ultimately hamper social and communication skills in children with autism.

Credit: Vanderbilt University

[ Read the Article: Autistic Kids Experience Life As A Badly Dubbed Movie ]

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