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Children Use Smell to Help Make Social Decisions

New research reveals that children begin using smell to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces around the age of five. “Even though we may not be aware of it, the sense of smell influences how adults process emotional and social information to guide their decisions and behavior. Our findings establish that, beginning at the […]

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Family Can Play Important Role in Autism Diagnosis

New research finds the observations and then feedback from family and friends can play a key role in the early diagnosis of autism, aiding effective treatment options. Investigators at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai discovered children who have older siblings or frequent interaction with grandparents are diagnosed with autism […]

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