Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Autistic kids can count the wood from the trees

Scimex: An international study, that includes Australians, has reported that children with autism do not sway when predicting the number of items in a group, which is unlike typical children who can be influenced by previous experiences. The researchers found that when typical children were asked to predict the number of items in a large group, followed by the number in a smaller group, they would underestimate the amount of items in the smaller group, whereas autistic children were less likely to underestimate in the same circumstance.