Autism

A Tilt of the Head Helps With Social Engagement - Especially for People with Autism

6 monthes ago   |   By Psych Central

When we look at another person's face, we take in a flood of information - age, gender, race, expression, even their mood.
Understanding how facial recognition works has great value, particularly for those whose brains process information in ways that make eye contact challenging, including people with autism. Helping people tap into this flow of social cues could be transformational, according to Nicolas Davidenko, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“Looking at the eyes allows you to gather much more information,” said Davidenko. “It's a real...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Autism      Brain and Behavior      Emotion      Environment      LifeHelper      Memory and Perception      Mental Health and Wellness      Psychology      Research  


There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't...

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't stopped, authorities say

Authorities say they foiled three potential mass shootings this weekend after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. Read more ...

7th-grader donates $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

7th-grader donates $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Way to go, Diesel! Read more ...

Crazy video: Driver loses control during Zombie School Bus races in Clarksville

Crazy video: Driver loses control during Zombie School Bus races in Clarksville

Dramatic video shows a racing school bus lose control and crash at Sportsdome Speedway in Clarksville. Read more ...

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer

The 54th governor of Louisiana was the first woman elected governor of the state. Read more ...

Nearly 4 tons of marijuana discovered inside shipment of jalapeños

Nearly 4 tons of marijuana discovered inside shipment of jalapeños

A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the U.S. proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo. Read more ...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson just got married in a secret Hawaiian ceremony

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson just got married in a secret Hawaiian ceremony

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson just got married in a secret ceremony. He tied the knot to long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian on Sunday, August 18 in Hawaii. The actor shared two... Read more ...

Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chilies. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million. (Image credit: U.S. Customs... Read more ...

Man gets first haircut in 15 years so he can serve his country

Man gets first haircut in 15 years so he can serve his country

He was ready to serve in his heart - but first, he needed to get his head straight. Reynaldo Arroyo, 23, just got his first haircut in 15 years. The Riverside, CA, native's... Read more ...

Stephen Curry sponsoring new golf program at Howard University

Stephen Curry sponsoring new golf program at Howard University

A seven-figure donation from Curry has enabled the university to form both men's and women's golf teams. Read more ...

Defending champ Clemson opens as AP preseason No. 1 for first time

Defending champ Clemson opens as AP preseason No. 1 for first time

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press... Read more ...