Groundbreaking Autism Research; Study Looks at Effect on Senses
Byline: Aled Blake
UNIVERSITY scientists are leading groundbreaking research into one of the most debilitating effects of autism.
The team of researchers at Cardiff University is using the latest techniques to look at how the brain reacts differently to the sense of touch in people with the condition.
David McGonigle, from the university's schools of Psychology and Biosciences, is leading the investigation into sensory dysfunction, which affects the quality of life of people with autism.
Certain qualities of touch, sound or movement are distracting and unpleasant in some sufferers, while others may not even notice a particular sound or colour, …
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Publication information: Article title: Groundbreaking Autism Research; Study Looks at Effect on Senses. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: August 4, 2010. Page number: 12. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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