Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Elvis Tunes May Be Key Understanding Disabilities

Elvis Presley’s sultry singing voice may hold the key to understanding the social deficits affecting some with developmental disabilities, new research suggests.
Using Presley’s “Love Me Tender” and a handful of other songs, scientists say they were able to obtain a better understanding of the biological triggers involved in Williams syndrome, a developmental disorder marked by extreme friendliness.
The findings could also have implications for those with conditions ranging from autism to anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers said.

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