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    Time to give up on a single explanation for autism

    Happé, F. and Ronald, Angelica and Plomin, R. (2006) Time to give up on a single explanation for autism. Nature Neuroscience 9 , pp. 1218-1220. ISSN 1546-1726.

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    Abstract

    We argue that there will be no single (genetic or cognitive) cause for the diverse symptoms defining autism. We present recent evidence of behavioral fractionation of social impairment, communication difficulties and rigid and repetitive behaviors. Twin data suggest largely nonoverlapping genes acting on each of these traits. At the cognitive level, too, attempts at a single explanation for the symptoms of autism have failed. Implications for research and treatment are discussed.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 17:08
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 17:08
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30812

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