Durham University - Body talk is lost in translation

August 13, 2009

People with autism find it hard to gauge the feelings of others because they see and process body language differently, according to research at Durham University. The study assessed how well autistic adults identified emotions such as anger and happiness. Those who struggled the most also performed poorly when asked to detect the direction of a group of dots on a screen. The research, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, suggests that visual-processing problems may contribute to the difficulties experienced by those with the condition.

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