Test Measures Children’s Ability to Distinguish Between Faces

Published August 20, 2014 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

People with autism often have trouble recognizing faces, and tend to avoid looking at others’ eyes. These deficits may contribute to their difficulty picking up on social cues. An adaptation of an adult face recognition test for children will make it easier to chart the development of childrens abilities, researchers say. The new test is described in a study published in Neuropsychologia.


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