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Autism test. Researcher assessing the social- emotional processing skills of a boy with autism. Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects social skills. People suffering from autism often have difficulty with communication, reading the body language of others and with processing of emotional states. Autistic children are often introverted, prefer to play alone and may fail to form relationships. This behavioural task analyses the boy's response to different facial expressions on a computer- generated face. The research is part of a project at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK.
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