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How Autism Changes The Way The World Appears Visually

Sensory overload, often noticed in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to the brain's attempt to process too much information at once as a result of being triggered by external stimuli.  Research has also attempted to understand how those with autism visually perceive the world. One study from 2015 explained how people with autistic tendencies were more likely to focus on details rather than to look at the big picture. “This may help to explain why such individuals often see the trees – but miss the forest.”  Read more...


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