A study indicates that a new tool could help medical practitioners identify people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The test involves the measurement of rapid eye movements.
– Rapid eye movements indicate some deficits in areas of the brain that play a critical role in social and emotional development.
– The tool will help address the challenge of unpredictability in diagnosis of ASD due to a wide range of symptoms.
– Rapid eye movement in healthy individuals should be precise, accurate and rapid in redirecting the line of sight from one point of interest to another.
The inability of the brain to adjust the size of eye movement may not only be a marker for cerebellum dysfunction, but it may also help explain the communication and social interaction deficits that many individuals with ASD experience.
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