Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s all in the eyes: Heather Nuske on tracking emotional processing in autism

It’s all in the eyes: Heather Nuske on tracking emotional processing in autism


".............Reading and understanding emotion is a skill most people begin to develop during infancy, such that by adulthood they are better equipped to deal with social interactions. However individuals with autism are often found to struggle with processing emotions expressed by others, though familiarity is suggested to help mitigate this. In a recent study in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Heather Nuske, Giacomo Vivanti and Cheryl Dissanayake from La Trobe University, Australia, set about measuring the effect of familiarity on emotion processing in autism. Utilising eye-tracking pupillometry they investigate how autistic children respond to expressions of fear in familiar versus unfamiliar people. Here Nuske explains what their findings suggest about the neurological basis of autism, and how this may aid clinical assessment and management......"

Comments: Interesting! Anyone else out there using this technology? Read full article by clicking here: http://www.jneurodevdisorders.com/content/6/1/14     DM

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