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In October at the European Rett Syndrome Conference, one presenter showed a very interesting study which tracked the eyes of typical children, children with rett and those with autism (ASD). The differences in what they were looking at on the same image were striking. The autistic children looked at the corners of the image and at the inanimate objects (like a clock) and the kids with Rett looked straight into the eyes of the people on the images, even more intensively than the typical children.
Find the image below and below that, an intersting talk from a doctor who has been using eye tracking to diagnose autism in babies.