Sticky Gaze May Be Early Autism Sign

Published December 20, 2013 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute

Babies later diagnosed with autism tend to stare at objects after picking them up, a behavior known as sticky gaze, at much later ages than controls do, according to a study published in Behavioral Brain Research. This delay may contribute to problems with joint attention the tendency to seek out and follow others gaze in autism, the researchers say.

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