Navigation Links
Visual pattern preference may be indicator of autism in toddlers
Date:9/6/2010

Using eye-tracking methods, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that toddlers with autism spend significantly more time visually examining dynamic geometric patterns than they do looking at social images a viewing pattern not found in either typical or developmentally delayed toddlers. The results of the study suggest that a preference for geometric patterns early in life may be a signature behavior in infants who are at-risk for autism. This preference was found in infants at-risk for autism as young as 14 months of age.

In testing 110 toddlers ages 14 to 42 months, we found that all of the toddlers who spent more than 69 percent of their time fixing their gaze on geometric images could be accurately classified as having an autism spectrum disorder or ASD, said Karen Pierce, PhD, an assistant professor in the UCSD Department of Neurosciences and assistant director of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence. The study will be published in the September 6 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

During this study, babies ranging in age between 12 and 42 months sat on their mothers lap as they watched a one-minute movie that contained shapes moving on one side of the screen (i.e., dynamic geometric patterns) and children dancing and doing yoga on the other (i.e., dynamic social images). Using an infrared light beam that bounces off the eye, Pierce and colleagues were able to measure what the baby liked to look at by measuring the amount of time they examined each side of the screen. Interestingly, the dynamic geometric patterns that absorbed the attention of autistic but not normal babies, was nothing more than a common screen saver found on most computers.

Out of 51 typical infants in this study, only one preferred to look at the geometric images. However, not all autistic toddlers preferred the geometric shapes. In the UCSD study, 40 percent of the ASD toddlers had t
'/>"/>

Contact: Debra Kain
ddkain@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Visual Cues that Improve Walking for People with Movement Disorders - Study Shows Small Change in Arrangement Can Make a Big Difference in Improvement Gained
2. Transitions Optical Partners With Dr. Aliza Through VidaySalud.com to Improve Visual Quality for Hispanics
3. Lighthouse International Introduces a New, Customizable, Low-Vision Simulator That Shows How the World Looks to People Who Are Visually Impaired
4. Versiera Enables Cloud and Enterprise Network Visualization
5. Researchers aim for consensus on measuring the impact of visual impairment
6. Sales are on the Rise for Professor McMurphy's Subliminal and Binaural Visualization iPhone Apps
7. Provalis Research Announces the Release of WordStat 6, Delivering Enhanced Analytical and Visualization Tools for Textual Data
8. Life Coach and Author Thomas Finn's Highly Anticipated Book, 'A Better Tomorrow- Affirmations and Visualizations the Keys to Success,' Debuts June 15
9. Visually guided laser may be viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat
10. Researchers predict human visual attention using computer intelligence for the first time
11. Apptera Raises $10M to Grow Its Voice And Visual Mobile Ad Network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Visual pattern preference may be indicator of autism in toddlers
(Date:5/29/2015)... Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health ... hospitals in the nation to join the ... and work toward achieving the Baby-Friendly USA© designation. ... on maternity care practices leading to Baby-Friendly designation. ... Prevention, EMPower is aimed at increasing breastfeeding rates ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... On May 21, 2015, Elle Magazine in article titled ... Botox ?” reported on the four most commonly searched beauty ... to determine these results and then sought expert help to ... example, is how to keep neck skin tight . ... the appropriate age to start receiving Botox injections . ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... The Healthcare Delivery Institute at HORNE ... Training Program (ATP) in Healthcare Delivery Improvement. The ... health care organization ranging from clinicians to CFOs, ... quality improvement in the health care environment. The ... internationally recognized Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Healthcare. ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The print component of ... circulation of approximately 250,000 and an estimated readership of ... vast social media strategy, and across a network of ... digital version of the campaign, click here. ... publication. Inside, the actress, model and producer details her ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Shaila Jiwa, a physiotherapist from Burnaby ... stated in a new announcement that patients of urinary ... commonly seen as a tabooed topic to talk about ... like Shaila Jiwa try to encourage people to come ... is a condition that can be classified under two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Abington Hospital Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2Health News:Botox, Wrinkles and Double Chins: The Most-Asked Beauty Problems According to Google 2Health News:HORNE LLP’s Healthcare Delivery Institute Graduates Class from the Advanced Training Program 2Health News:Patients of Urinary Incontinence Should Not "Hide And Suffer," States Physiotherapist from Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic 2
... , CHICAGO, July 16 GoHealthInsurance ... for quality health insurance, through a network of technology-enabled health insurance ... Owens as Senior Vice President. , , ... insurance, health care and financial industries, and has significant expertise in ...
... 16 Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD ), a ... transfusion industry, today announced that Geoffrey S. Crouse has been ... , In this newly created position, ... as well as sales, marketing and customer service. Mr. Crouse ...
... genes alone aren,t destiny, study finds , THURSDAY, July ... problems are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, ... on genetic and environmental influences on behavior was often ... of psychiatry, psychology, and human and molecular genetics at ...
... , , BATON ROUGE, ... first of four new facilities designed to help the organization boost ... new Red Cross buildings, located in Baton Rouge, LA, Tallahassee, FL, ... by a $25 million gift from the Kuwaiti people through the ...
... Ohio, July 16 Bedford Laboratories(TM), a division of Ben Venue ... USP. This product is AP rated and is equivalent to ... to treat several types of infections caused by susceptible bacteria. , ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070809/CLTH157LOGO ) , , ...
... spread, CDC says , THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) ... of infant illness in the United States, could be ... where infections are likely to spread and by the ... A team including scientists from the U.S. Centers for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:GoHealthInsurance Announces Appointment of Mike Owens as Senior Vice President 2Health News:Immucor Appoints Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment 2Health News:Gulf Coast Residents to Benefit From Gift of Kuwaiti People 2Health News:Bedford Laboratories(TM) to Begin Shipping Ceftriaxone for Injection USP 2Health News:New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015  The annual customer satisfaction survey of ... EMR as #1 across all specialties. Every year, ... conducts a poll of EHR users and publishes an ... Praxis EMR topped 348 other systems, ... based criteria used by Black Book. In addition to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or ... is delighted to announce its financial results for ... includes revenue for three months of $2,180,276 and ... advanced wound care product sales for the three ... to $1,742,672 compared to $1,400,065 for the same ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... 3, global, randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating AMG 416, ... hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease ... endpoint, demonstrating that a greater proportion of patients ... than 30 percent reduction in parathyroid hormone (PTH) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Praxis EMR Ranks #1 for Physician Satisfaction in Black Book's 2015 Survey of Solo and Small Practices 2Covalon Announces Strong Second Quarter Results 2Covalon Announces Strong Second Quarter Results 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 2Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 4Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 5Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 6Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 7
... 14, 2011 The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) ... from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for "Chemical ... tuberculosis." The purpose of the grant is to identify ... drug development, with the ultimate goal of producing new ...
... Puritan Medical Products Company, the leading manufacturer of ... America, has announced the introduction of a new ... HydraFlock ™ and UltraFlock™ swabs both offer superior ... Both products are patent pending in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:IDRI Awarded Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Identify Candidates for Novel TB Drugs 2Puritan Medical Products Introduces New Patent Pending Flocked Swab Technology 2
Terumo's Optitorque offers superior torque and precision control. It's patient-friendly, high torque design makes it the catheter of choice for demanding angiography....
Jography angiographic catheter has a new material combination, a patented angled weld, a flat wire braid design with a XXL lumen. It also has an atraumatic soft tip....
Femoral selective catheter. Catheter material used is polyurethane (TRICOR). Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Femoral selective diagnostic catheter. The material used is nylon (VESTANTM). All selective shapes have thrulumen design. Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Medicine Products: