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Device Sniffs Out Autism by Measuring Reactions to Aromas

The nose knows how to react to good and bad smells, but new research shows this is not the case for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Measuring these automatic responses to aromas might one day be a way of detecting autism before a child is old enough to speak. Research shows we respond to the scents of sweat and tears without even noticing, suggesting that our sense of smell helps us relate to other people. New research published in Current Biology explores the link...

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