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Artificial intelligence could spot autism through pupil dilation and heart rate

Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren’t diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective.
But new research this week in PNAS suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate could enable much earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.

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