Electroencephalogram and heart rate regulation to familiar and unfamiliar people in children with autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Hecke2009ElectroencephalogramAH,
  title={Electroencephalogram and heart rate regulation to familiar and unfamiliar people in children with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Amy Vaughan Van Hecke and Jocelyn Lebow and Elgiz Bal and Damon G. Lamb and Emily R Harden and Alexis Kramer and John William Denver and Olga V. Bazhenova and Stephen Porges},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={1118-33}
}
Few studies have examined whether familiarity of partner affects social responses in children with autism. This study investigated heart rate regulation (respiratory sinus arrhythmia [RSA]: The myelinated vagus nerve's regulation of heart rate) and temporal-parietal electroencephalogram (EEG) activity while nineteen 8- to 12-year-old children with autism and 14 controls viewed videos of a familiar and an unfamiliar person reading a story. Children with autism had lower overall RSA levels and… CONTINUE READING
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