Complexity analysis of head movements in autistic toddlers

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Background – Early differences in sensorimotor functioning have been documented in young autistic children and infants who are later diagnosed with autism. Previous research has demonstrated that autistic toddlers exhibit more frequent head movement when viewing dynamic audiovisual stimuli, compared to neurotypical toddlers. To further explore this behavioral characteristic, in this study, computer vision (CV) analysis was used to measure several aspects of head movement dynamics of autistic and neurotypical toddlers while they watched a set of brief movies with social and nonsocial content presented on a tablet.

Authors; Pradeep Raj Krishnappa Babu, J. Matias Di Martino, Zhuoqing Chang, Sam Perochon, Rachel Aiello, Kimberly L.H. Carpenter, Scott Compton, Naomi Davis, Lauren Franz, Steven Espinosa, Jacqueline Flowers, Geraldine Dawson, Guillermo Sapiro

First published: 14 August 2022

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