News tagged with sensory processing

Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain

Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively—for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads—because they're less sensitive to pain than ...

Dec 01, 2016
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Why are so many of us over-sensitive?

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can gets anxious and painful. But, discovers Emma Young, there may be an upside to being highly sensitive.

Jun 14, 2016
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New insights into synaesthesia

Scientists studying the bizarre phenomenon of synaesthesia – best described as a "union of the senses" whereby two or more of the five senses that are normally experienced separately are involuntarily and automatically ...

May 12, 2014
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