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:5/31/2016)... ... 31, 2016 , ... TeaZa® Energy, LLC announces the launch of ... No Tobacco Day . The new flavor—Tropical TeaZa? Energy—will be available to customers ... , The new flavor is best described as a juicy, taste bud takeover. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... To meet a ... the healthcare industry, The University of Scranton is adding a Certificate in Health ... a career in rapidly growing field of healthcare information. , Healthcare organizations ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 30, ... ... insurance reimbursement for small businesses, announced today the publication of an original infographic, ... business owners and health insurance professionals understand how Zane Benefits complies with various ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... May 29, 2016 , ... "With 30 unique self-animating web themed intros and ... of their project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... for use in Final Cut Pro X. Pixel Film Studios’ minimalistic titles allow users ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... , ... In a part of the city where’s it’s easy to spot the neon lights ... is hoping to attract diners with a taste for real food. , On May ... to Cornerstone Grill, an urban casual restaurant focusing on dishes made by hand with wholesome, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... study highlights the necessity of health literacy within the technology advancement of diagnostic imaging. According ... , a majority of oncology patients undergo imaging screenings without understanding the nuanced risks ... ... ... Medical Diagnostic Imaging Ampronix ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... According to the 2016 report, ... ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system market growth. With aging, ... to respond to different pressure rates, leading to hypertension ... various cardiovascular disorders such as heart failure, stroke, coronary ... growing in prevalence each year. WHO estimates that 17 ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... May 27, 2016 ... company focused on late-stage drug development, today announced ... of pivotal batches required for registration of ... (FDA). This follows Kitov,s announcement in ... successfully met its primary efficacy endpoint. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: