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  • The Potential of Accelerating Early Detection of Autism through Content Analysis of YouTube Videos. (19/04/2014)
    A new study has explored the role that home videos may have in the early detection of autism through content analysis. The reserarch group applied "gold standard" diagnostic instruments to brief and unstructured home videos across 100 public videos on YouTube. The videos were either of self-reported diagnostic status of ASD or not. The primary analyses were conducted using the ADOS scores from non-clinical raters, which found excellent classification accuracy (96.8%).
  • Atypical Cross Talk Between Mentalizing and Mirror Neuron Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorder (18/04/2014)
    A new study published in the JAMA Psychiatry used the functional connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in a group of children and adolescents with ASD and control group of typically developing controls to explore the function of and the connectivity between two networks crucial for the social cognition: theory of mind (TOM) network and mirror neuron system (MNS).
  • Autism traits in children and adolescents with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. (17/04/2014)
    A recent study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics has explored autistic traits in individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a genetic developmental disorder to further detail the behavioural phenotype.
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