Researchers at Texas State Use Machine Learning to Help Children with Autism Identify Facial Expressions

F.Guzzardi — According to the Emotional Intelligence Academy, there are seven universal facial expressions humans possess:  happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, contempt and surprise. For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be difficult to distinguish among these emotions during personal interactions.  A team of Texas State University researchers including Dr. Damian Valles, assistant professor at the

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Why Males Are More at Risk Than Females For Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

Newswise — Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis – and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect

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Sex, Lies, and Autism Research

  How can we get tangible benefit from the millions we spend on autism science?. Posted Nov 12, 2017 The U.S. government is the world’s biggest funder of autism research.  For the past decade I have had the honor of advising various agencies and committees on how that money should be spent. As an adult

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No, the Mercury in Vaccines Does Not Cause Autism

   By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D. With the recent news of President-Elect Trump’s talks with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to potentially head a new commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, many in the scientific and healthcare communities are understandably rattled. Kennedy is a well-known skeptic of vaccine safety, and has previously described the vaccine/autism allegations as such:   “They

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Child Prodigies and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Stephen Camarata Ph.D. Intelligence, Genius and High Achievement Are Not “On” the Autism Spectrum Posted Apr 01, 2016 April is autism awareness month—so autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be in the news. Although the recent redefinition of autism as a spectrum condition ensures that children whose disabilities were previously unrecognized and left untreated

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism: Evidence of benefit?

Switched On, a new memoir by John Elder Robison, has greatly increased interest in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an experimental treatment for autism. We’ve asked a leading expert to weigh in on whether there’s enough science behind TMS to recommend its use outside of research studies. This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is by neuroscientist

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How to Change Minds About Vaccine Safety

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Nonprofit Going the Distance to Support People With Autism

var infolinks_pid = 2115730; var infolinks_wsid = 9; //resources.infolinks.com/js/infolinks_main.js Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160107/320070 NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As the New Year approaches, Special Citizens has a lot to look forward to in the year 2016. In August, Special Citizens will celebrate its 40-year anniversary of supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.   In order

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