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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Look 'em In The Eye 

Parallel to a current blogosphere snipe-fest about autism (which is fascinating, aside from being unfortunate that we can't all just get along, etc.), a new study published in Nature may help with understanding and treating that disease. A patient, SM, has lost her ability to identify fearful facial expressions, except, it seems, when she's reminded to look people in the eyes.

Now, this is the kind of study that really thrills me. I mean, how amazing it is that this system is so finely tuned that just the tiniest things can go wrong, and have such specific effects. It's a wonder any of it works at all.

So. Cool.

(via boingboing)

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