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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Scientists found when they played a video of a group of people engaged in an intense conversation in a room to Autistic Spectrum test subjects outfitted with eye tracking devices, the test subjects looked mostly at objects in the room while a control group of non autistic spectrum subjects similarly outfitted spent much more time paying attention to the faces and body language of the people in the intense conversation, tracking whom were speaking and the subsequent reactions of the others in the video. This seems to validate the observation that Autistic Spectrum individuals fail to identify and connect with others socially and at times exhibit extraordinary abilities to notice and remember physical facts, as a generalization of characteristic traits.  There are, of course degrees and exceptions to these traits.