Shadows May Distract Autistic Children

Source: 
MSNBC
Date Published: 
May 20, 2010
Abstract: 

Children with autism literally see shadows differently from their counterparts, a new study reveals. While people can look at the shadow of an object and often figure out what the object is, shadows interfere with how autistic children recognize objects.These new findings shed light on the sensory abnormalities that accompany and possibly even help cause autism, researchers added.