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In the Eye of the Beholder – Autism Patients Process Visual Information Differently Than Normal

A recent study found that visual processing in autism patients is altered from normal perceptual standards due to a phenomenon called binocular rivalry. This causes visual images from both eyes to compete with each other for attention, causing the person to perceive visual cues differently from each eye. The scientists say that this is the first sensory marker of autism.

Take the Full Dose: The study postulates that due to this observation, autism could be detected in preverbal infants as well!

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