Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hearing deficits in autistic children

People with autism or Asperger's syndrome could hear 'slower' than other people, according to researchers in the department of radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The researchers exposed children to beeps, tones in pairs and vowels and sentences at different speeds, tones and frequencies. They used a technique called magnetoencephalography to measure the magnetic fields associated with brain activity and found that this occured a fraction of a second slower in autistic/Asperger's children.

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