Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sight and Sound Out of Sync for Some Children with Autism, Study Finds

Imagine you’re trying to learn a foreign language by watching a badly dubbed foreign film. The actor points to a tree, then to a flower, then a cloud, but his words are out of sync with his actions.
That’s what it may be like for children with autism, researchers at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute discovered in a study whose results were published Tueday.
For such children, sight and sound are separated because their brains do a poor job of linking what they see with what they hear. This, in turn, throws off their perception of what’s going on around them.

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