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People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.

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The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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image: Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 


The university says it is launching an investigation into the meeting, which was held by one of its senior lecturers. 


image: Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

By Diana Kwon | January 4, 2018

Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.


Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.


The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave. 

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image: Mars Simulation Concludes

Mars Simulation Concludes

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 18, 2017

Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.


image: Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion

Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion

By Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | May 1, 2017

Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.


image: Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness

Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 27, 2016

Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.


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