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It’s past time to stop using the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test

The widely used measure of “theory of mind” needs to be re-examined, along with the long-standing claim that autism is linked to a lack of this ability.

By Wendy C. Higgins, Robert M. Ross
16 May 2024 | 8 min read

Robots boost data consistency in rodent studies reliant on mechanical, optogenetic stimulation

Two new devices take experimenter variation out of the equation, the lead investigators say.

By Calli McMurray
15 May 2024 | 5 min read
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Spina bifida; MDMA effects in a mouse model of autism; maternal autoantibodies

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 13 May.

By Jill Adams
14 May 2024 | 2 min read