From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
In 2019, Dorothy Tse was a postdoctoral researcher with dreams of running her own academic lab. For inspiration, she began reading self-help books about leadership in business, and although the ...
The COVID-19 pandemic forced a reckoning, in which autism clinicians had to redefine best practices and expand how children are evaluated. The remote assessments they developed may help solve a ...
Angelman syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder originally described by Harry Angelman in the 1960s 1, with an occurrence of about 1 in 12,000 births. A mouse model has also been generated to mimic ...
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Travel to the Society for Neuroscience conference is responsible for tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon emissions, according to a new study, but neuroscientists have yet to agree on what that ...
Instead of reflecting on autism through studies or statistics, for Spectrum’s fifth annual book, we sought a more personal lens: the lives of the people who research the condition. The book opens with ...
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Eye tracking refers to the use of an external device to follow an individual’s gaze and eye movement. Researchers use eye tracking for various studies, including studies of the visual system, ...
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Yuh-Line Niou, a New York State legislator, is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress and could become the first openly autistic Congress member. Insider ...
Individuals with Asperger syndrome share the social deficits, restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests, and impairments in theory of mind and executive function characteristic of autism 2, 3.