The importance of measuring infant behavior for early diagnosis of autism
Most efforts to detect autism before the age of two rely on parental reports rather than infant behavior.
What is the Barnes maze? A dry-land environment for testing learning and memory
The Barnes maze is a behavioral paradigm for testing learning and memory in rodents models for autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and ageing. How does it compare to the Morris water maze?
Environmental enrichment rescues autistic-like behaviors in mice
A recent mice study from The Scripps Research Institute shows that behavioral therapy might still be successful in later diagnosis of ASD with macrocephaly, laying groundwork for successful late interventions.
Anxiety and Autism
The EU-AIMS and AIMS-2-TRIALS projects have carried out some interesting studies teasing out the causes of anxiety in children with autism.
Parent-child interaction in autism: play behavior
Stephanny Freeman and Connie Kasari observed play behavior in an observation lab. They invited parents with their children to their observation lab and coded behavior in great detail.
Investigating facial expressions in autism and borderline personality disorder
Within two specific populations researchers investigated the role of facial expressions on social interactions.
Case Studies, Webinars and White Papers on Psychology Research
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Observing and analyzing repetitive movements in infants to detect autism
To examine if a specific repertoire of repetitive movements was present in children with autism, researchers used home videos to code the behaviors of the infants.
What can you use eye tracking for?
Eye tracking is a technique which records what you are looking at. With more complex analysis, it can give all sorts of information about a subject's mental state.
Researching comorbidity in patients with autism spectrum disorder
Patients with autistic spectrum disorder also tend to have other disorders like epilepsy. Why is that and how can understanding that help us understand autism?