Oculomotor abnormalities parallel cerebellar histopathology in autism.

  title={Oculomotor abnormalities parallel cerebellar histopathology in autism.},
  author={Yukari Takarae and Nancy J. Minshew and Beatriz Luna and John A. Sweeney},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={75 9},
OBJECTIVE To investigate cerebellar function in autism by measuring visually guided saccades. METHODS A visually guided saccade task was performed by 46 high-functioning individuals with autism with and without delayed language acquisition, and 104 age and IQ matched healthy individuals. RESULTS Individuals with autism had increased variability in saccade accuracy, and only those without delayed language development showed a mild saccadic hypometria. Neither autistic group showed a… CONTINUE READING