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Atypical Brain Circuits May Cause Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Later Develop Autism, University of North Carolina Study



3/20/2013 7:32:07 AM

Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits. Those are the findings of a new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers and published online March 20 by the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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