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New prospects in autism

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  00:28:00  2007  Color  Sound

Since autism was described for the first time by Kanner in 1943, the criteria used to define the symptoms have evolved considerably. An Inserm study has estimated that the rate of autism in the population is 27 cases for every 10,000 people.
A genetic basis, while not explaining everything, seems ever more likely. Furthermore, modern imaging tools are beginning to bring answers to certain dysfunctions in the perception of emotions.
Other researchers are proposing innovative techniques to activate neural networks which are the basis for communication. Indeed, autistic patients can make progress at any age, which offers hope for those with the condition.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : NADEL Jacqueline
Scientific referent : NADEL Jacqueline
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of medical imagerie (NMR…) and stock shots.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music.
Date of broadcasting28/06/2008 (Cinaps TV)
Rediffusions2008/06/29 (Cinaps TV)   2008/08/16 (Cinaps TV)   2008/08/17 (Cinaps TV)  
NotesINCM : Institut de neurosciences cognitives de la Méditerranée.
Technical Sheet
Item No.1874
PublicTeaching ; Large audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam