Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: In some children with autism, ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits don’t quite connect

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers combined eye gaze research with brain scans to discover that in a common subtype of autism, in which ASD toddlers prefer images of geometric shapes over those of children playing, brain areas responsible for vision and attention are not controlled by social brain networks, and so social stimuli are ignored.