When and how does autism begin?

Jennifer M D Yoon, Athena Vouloumanos

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Jones and Klin recently found that the well-known decreased fixations to eyes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not present throughout infancy; instead a decline in eye fixations between 2 and 6 months predicts diagnosis. This decline is the earliest behavioral pattern linked to autism to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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