Name the explanation of autism!

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Abnormalities in areas of the brain are linked with symptoms of autism
Neurological correlates
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The systems involved in multitasking and changing plans are impaired
Impaired executive functioning
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Autistic children do not observe the general picture; just specific details
Central coherence deficit
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Bailey et al.- chromosome 7 is associated with developing autism
Genetics
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Autism, according to Kanner, is worsened by 'refrigerator mothers'
Cold parenting
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Autistic children struggle to put themselves in the shoes of others and understand others may have false beliefs
Lack of theory of mind
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Autistic children are less likely to be tricked by visual illusions
Central coherence deficit
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The limbic system being damaged may result in impaired social interaction
Neurological correlates
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Boys are 4x more likely than girls to have autism
Genetics
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Can be supported through MRI scans
Neurological correlates
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Autistic children struggle with games where the rules are constantly changing
Impaired executive functioning
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Autistic children have difficulty arranging stories if they required an understanding of the character's emotions
Lack of theory of mind
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Autistic children can recall lists of random words with ease
Central coherence deficit
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One criticism is: then why don't all the children of the same harsh parent have autism?
Cold parenting
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Paul is no longer recognised as Paul if he puts on sunglasses. This can be explained by-?
Central coherence deficit
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Impaired executive functioning

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Central coherence deficit

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Genetics

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Cold parenting

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