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Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US found that eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person.
Dr Nouchine Hadkikhani, author of the study, said: 'The findings demonstrate that, contrary to what has been thought, the apparent lack of interpersonal interest among people with autism is not due to a lack of concern.'Rather, our results show that this behavior is a way to decrease an unpleasant excessive arousal stemming from over-activation in a particular part of the brain.'Humans are from birth drawn to the eyes of the human face.
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Autism Initiatives is a charity, which has been providing support and education services to people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) since 1972.