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Let Us Take A Walk In the Brain: My Cover Story For National Geographic

Let Us Take A Walk In the Brain: My Cover Story For National Geographic | Autism | Scoop.it
Over the past year, I've spent a lot of time around brains. I've held slices of human brains preserved on glass slides. I've gazed through transparent mouse brains that look like marbles. I've spen...
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Amazing video that gives a glimpse into the structure of the brain, the 'hard' in 'hard wired' - but its physical nature is extremely 'soft', dynamic, and shape shifting. 

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A Mom Wrote An Amazing Letter To The Man Who Sat With Her 3-Year-Old Autistic Daughter On An Airplane

A Mom Wrote An Amazing Letter To The Man Who Sat With Her 3-Year-Old Autistic Daughter On An Airplane | Autism | Scoop.it
Shanell Mouland wasn't expecting much when an older businessman sat next to her daughter on a flight back from Disney, but it turns out he knew just what to do.
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Heartwarming.

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Translational Psychiatry - Abstract of article: Emotional contagion for pain is intact in autism spectrum disorders

Translational Psychiatry explores the more translational area between the research in neuroscience and conceptually novel treatments
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This study adds to the mounting evidence that processes that underpin intuitive and spontaneous empathy are intact in autism. This is consistent with the idea that separate neurocognitive processes are involved in empathy and mentalising. It is generally accepted that intuitive and spontaneous mentalising is impaired in autism. 

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