Autism Sight And Sound Problems

People, who have autism, aren’t as efficient as others when it comes to controlling and integrating what they hear and see, according to the unpublished results presented, today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. This effect is seen mainly in relation to speech but not in other types of sounds, suggesting it contributes to language problems of the disorder. “A variety of studies have used behavioral tests and measures of brain connectivity to show that people with autism struggle to integrate information from different senses. The new study employs an imaging technique called BOLD, measuring energy use in the brain to show just how hard people with autism work to put speech together.” said by the website

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