Revealing the world of autism through the lens of a camera

Shuo Wang, Shaojing Fan, Bo Chen, Shabnam Hakimi, Lynn K. Paul, Qi Zhao, Ralph Adolphs

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People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show atypical attention to social stimuli [1] and gaze at faces [2] and complex images [3] in unusual ways. But all studies to date are limited by the experimenter's selected stimuli, which are generally photographs taken by people without autism. What might participants with ASD show us if they were the ones taking the photos? We gave participants a digital camera and analysed the photos they took: images taken by participants with ASD had unusual features and showed strikingly different ways of photographing other people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R909-R910
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 24 2016


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