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Autism Might Slow Brain's Ability to Integrate Input From Multiple Senses

Children with autism often focus intently on a single activity or feature of their environment. New research might help to explain this behavioral trend, providing evidence that the brains of young people with autism are slower to integrate input coming from more than one sense at the same time.

During study of the disorder decades ago, research into these basic tendencies was common. But in subsequent years, scientists have tended to focus more on complex issues, ranging from communication troubles to underlying genetic patterns.

via Autism Might Slow Brain’s Ability to Integrate Input From Multiple Senses: Scientific American.

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