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Link between autism and geometric patterns found

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SAN DIEGO (KWWL) -- A new study shows a possible link between a toddler's fixation on geometric patterns and autism.

Researchers at the university of California, San Diego showed a one minute movie to a group of toddlers -- with moving geometric patterns on one side of the monitor and children playing on the other side.

Using eye tracking technology, they found children with autism disorders spent significantly more time watching the shapes than the children not affected by autism spectrum.

Autistic children who watched the geometric images also had fewer and unique patterns of eye movements than other children.

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