Autism: The face value of eye contact

Karen E. Adolph, Kelsey L. West

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Inattention to faces in clinical assessments is a robust marker for autism. However, a new study distinguishes diagnostic marker from behavioral mechanism, showing that face looking in everyday activity is equally rare in autistic and neurotypical children and not required for joint attention in either group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R577-R580
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 20 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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