Research reveals autistic individuals are in fact superior in multiple areas

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Research reveals autistic individuals are in fact superior in multiple areas

November 2nd, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics – not just "savants" – have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition, according to a provocative article published today in Nature by Dr. Laurent ...

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The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?

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September 28th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?

Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome, have generally been associated with uneven intellectual profiles and impairment, but according to a new study of Asperger individuals published in the online journal PLoS ONE, this may not be the case – as long as intelligence is evaluated by the right...

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Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

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Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

September 8th, 2011 in Diseases

Researchers say they have identified two different types of autism, paving the way for more targeted treatment. Credit: Flickr/Pondspider

US researchers say they have identified at least two distinct types of autism, paving the way for new and more targeted treatments.

Autism, a neurobiological disorder that impairs social interac...

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'Most adults with autism go undiagnosed'

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-- new findings

May 4th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Not a single person identified with autism or asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals.

According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, the research has already revealed that autism was commoner in males, those without higher educati...

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Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

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April 2011 Last updated at 16:07 GMT

Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

By Jane Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News

 

Better understanding of autistic brain

 

People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.

University of Montreal scientists say in autistic people, the brain areas...

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Autistic spectrum disorder / Aspergers syndrome

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Asperger syndrome / Autistic spectrum disorders

 

 

UK national autism research study results published

September 22nd, 2009 in Medicine & Health / Diseases

 

 

 

The first ever major study into adults living with autism was published today by the NHS Information Centre. The report, entitled 'Autism Spectrum Disorders in adults living in households throughout England 2007' was ...

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