VR may help those with autism

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since people with autism struggle to read social cues, such as facial expressions, being able to understand the neurological basis for this may eventually lead to new diagnosis and treatment for the condition. Now, a project funded by the EU Commission, called Becoming Social, is working to map the regions of the brain that are sensitive to social interactions, and how these regions develop as children grow. The brain networks responsible for our social intuition…

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