Genetic Links To Impaired Social Behavior In Autism

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 10:21 in Psychology & Sociology

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders show profound deficits in social interactions and communications and display repetitive behaviors and abnormal responses to sensory experiences. One aspect of an autistic child's impaired social abilities is their lack of affiliative behaviors, i.e., behaviors such as touching and hugging that strengthen social bonds.

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