Children with autism recognize motion quicker than peers

05/12/2013 | National Public Radio

Children with autism are nearly twice as fast as their peers at detecting simple motion, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. "One can think of autism as a brain impairment, but another way to view autism is as a condition where the balance between different brain processes is impaired," study co-author Duje Tadin said. "That imbalance could lead to functional impairments, and it often does, but it can also result in enhancements."

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