Carissa Cascio

Researchers explore perceptions of touch in people with autism

Is the sense of touch perceived differently in people without autism?

Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system

Vanderbilt researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.

Autism narrows brain’s reward response

MRI brain scans reveal that children with autism spectrum disorders respond to a narrower range of familiar rewards.

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Autism speeds motion perception

Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.