New method of eye testing may help detect autism
A new form of eye testing may help find missing features in the cerebellum, which is a part of the brain that plays an important role in emotional and social development, says new research.
This means that the movement of the eye could offer an insight into that part of the brain that plays a role in a number of neurological and development disorders, like autism.
The quick eye movements we make when we shift our attention from one object to another help us to understand and interact with others. In healthy people, these movements are precise and accurate.
In the case of people with autism, the eye movements are different and often miss the target, which means that the controls in the brain that are responsible for eye movement may be damaged.