Oxytocin Improves Emotion Recognition in Autism

Published on October 16, 2012 by Joshua Gowin, Ph.D. in You, Illuminated Oxytocin helped Autism Spectrum Disorders recognize some types of emotions. Earlier this year I posted on a study showing that oxytocin administration improves ability to detect the emotions people display through facial expressions. The authors of the study suggested that oxytocin may play […]

Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism

Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2012) — Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies. For that reason, University of Miami (UM) psychologists are developing ways to predict the occurrence of […]

U.S. Kids Exposed to 4 Hours of Background TV Daily Reduces Cognitive Functioning

Written By: Michelle Healy U.S. kids are exposed to nearly 4 hours of background TV a day. Younger kids, blacks and poor kids are exposed to more. Pediatricians say kids under age 2 should not be exposed to TV. A number of studies have found evidence that too much television is bad for children’s development, […]