A team in London has published the results of their study on babies showing a sign of autism.
The research found that the brains of babies with autism responds differently when someone looks at the baby then looks away, or vice versa. This occurs in babies as young as 6 months. (Kids with autism tend to avoid eye contact.)
Th conclusion of the study is that babies who will later show autism (they studied babies 6 to 10 months old) brains process information differently than non-autistic babies. The babies brains were studied by attaching passive sensors on the children's heads.
Talk about the possibility for early intervention!
Here's the summary of the study:
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