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ABR Hearing Test in Newborns May Help Detect Autism

For years, researchers have known through numerous studies that hearing and other sensory systems of adults and children who have autism differ from children or adults without autism.  Now, University of Miami and Harvard Medical School researchers who explored responses to the standard hearing test administered to millions of newborns around the world, are closing…

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Hearing Mom’s Voice Activates Much Wider Area of Brain vs. Unfamiliar Voices, Says New Study

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA — A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that a much larger area of the brain is activated when children hear their mother’s voice, compared to when they hear other unfamiliar voices. Beyond the auditory regions, areas of the brain involved in emotion and reward processing, social functions, detection of…

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