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Sensory perception in autism

Research Summary

Anecdotal reports suggest that sensory processing issues are a key feature of autism.This article describes the current state of research into sensory perception differences in autism.

Teresa Tavassoli, a researcher at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, discusses the different methods that scientists can use to answer questions such as, "Do people with autism perceive the world differently?" and "Do people with autism have a heightened sense of touch?".

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Author: Teresa Tavassoli, PHD Student - Cambridge Research Centre

Date Added: 24th November 2011