Autism spectrum disorders

Parents of children with autism often have autistic traits

(Medical Xpress)—Studying children with autism and their parents, researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds that you may be as friendly as your genes

A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of young individuals. They found ...

Health

Study reveals the face of sleep deprivation

A new study finds that sleep deprivation affects facial features such as the eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as cues of sleep loss to other people.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression, Poor Social Skills Are Linked

(PhysOrg.com) -- Depression is widely accepted as a medical diagnosis, but focusing exclusively on the biological side misses important points about why people become depressed. Chris Segrin, who heads the UA's communication ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Other-race effect': Clues to why 'they' all look alike

Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Robot Speaks the Language of Kids

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are studying whether a small robot with a big personality holds the potential to help children with autism.

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