Navigation Links
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly
Date:5/14/2013

TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism see simple movement much more quickly than other children, a small new study finds.

This extreme sensitivity to motion may explain why some people with the developmental disorder are highly sensitive to noise and bright lights, and it may be linked to some of the complex social and behavioral problems associated with autism, the researchers said.

"We think of autism as a social disorder because children with this condition often struggle with social interactions, but what we sometimes neglect is that almost everything we know about the world comes from our senses," study co-lead author Duje Tadin, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, in New York, said in a university news release. "Abnormalities in how a person sees or hears can have a profound effect on social communication."

The study included 20 children with autism and 26 typically developing children, aged 8 to 17. All were shown video clips of moving black and white bars in order to assess how quickly they perceived motion. Overall, the children with autism detected movement twice as fast as the other children. The detection speed of the worst-performing child with autism was about equal to the average of the children without autism.

Previous research has shown that people with autism have enhanced visual abilities with still images, but this is the first study to show that they also have a heightened perception of motion, the researchers said.

The study was published May 8 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Study co-lead author Jennifer Foss-Feig is a postdoctoral fellow at the Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She said in the news release: "This dramatically enhanced ability to perceive motion is a hint that the brains of individuals with autism keep responding more and more as intensity increases.

"Although this could be considered advantageous, in most circumstances if the neural response doesn't stop at the right level it could lead to sensory overload," she said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about autism.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Rochester, news release, May 8, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Air Graffiti Dallas Uses New Digital Spray Paint Technology To Aid Children With Autism
2. BIDMCs Dennis P. Wall honored for autism research
3. Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
4. Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism
5. Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
6. Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism
7. Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
8. Newborns Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests
9. Guelph scientists develop first vaccine to help control autism symptoms
10. Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk
11. “Mentally Retarded” Autistic Mute Breaks Her Silence, Joins Forces with Her Psychologist and Friend to Write Life Affirming Memoir on Living with Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... Thailand presided over the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, ... Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business at TAT said, “Thailand ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... of this summer’s edition of “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy lifestyles ... focuses on resources available for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... asset protection assistance to communities in North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a ... at-risk boys in the area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Golseth ... in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is spearheading a regional charity campaign organized to provide ... , In early June of this year, Christina and her children returned from out ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Inc. magazine has ... the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks the eighth ... Inc. 5000 ranking . This year’s ranking reflects ASH’s 76 percent overall revenue ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2017)... , Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid addiction and other ... up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, were problems taken ... and IVD industry that support them, met this week. ... researcher said that drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute ... at the organization,s 69th meeting in San ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and ... The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients ... Springfield , Cottage Grove , and ... medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to ... during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... Mich. , July 31, 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... in southeast Michigan by Crain,s ... ranks private and public companies by three-year revenue growth. This ... To view the complete list, visit ... Fast 50 is an incredible triumph," said Phil Hagerman ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: