A study by Professor Hirotaka Kosaka of the University of Fukui Children's Mental Development Research Center has revealed that autism spectrum disorders (* 1), which is one of the developmental disorders, can be easily identified by a unique line-of-sight pattern. ..The research results were published in the English scientific magazine "Molecular Autism".

 According to the Japan Medical Research and Development Organization, the research team has 26 men (16-40 years old) with autism spectrum disorders in adolescence and adolescence without intellectual disabilities and 35 men (20-41 years old) without disabilities. ), A gaze pattern peculiar to a man with autism spectrum disorder was found.
Using that pattern to determine if it was autism spectrum disorder, we were able to correctly identify 81% of autism spectrum disorders and 80% of people without disabilities.As a result, it was found that this method can be fully utilized to assist in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

 Diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders include abnormal eye contact.However, there was no device to objectively identify the abnormality, and it was determined by the subjectivity of the doctor.This line-of-sight measuring device was developed for infants by Osaka University Graduate School, Osaka University, Kanazawa University, Hamamatsu Medical University, Chiba University, and Fukui University United Graduate School of Child Development. We will proceed with the verification work for.

 This research was conducted as part of the "Brain Science Research Strategy Promotion Program" project of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.

(* 1) Autism spectrum disorders Includes autism, Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and unspecified pervasive developmental disorder, making it difficult to form interpersonal relationships, delaying language development, and imagination. Developmental disorders characterized by poor dislike of change.

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