3-D animated vehicles help children with autism recognize emotions

01/6/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found children with autism showed improved emotion recognition after watching a 3-D cartoon featuring real-life faces on animated vehicles such as trains and cable cars. The study included children with autism ages 4 to 7. They watched animated stories for 15 minutes a day over a one-month period, after which the participants showed emotion-recognition skills similar to those of children without the disorder.

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