Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blinking May Yield Clues About Autism

When and why children blink may provide researchers some important clues about how children with autism process and take in information.
Although it may not feel like it, blinking interrupts what we are watching. If a story or scene is engrossing, we can keep our eyes peeled. This is called blink inhibition. There are key differences between toddlers with and without autism spectrum disorder and when they blink their eyes.
The new finding appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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