@unpublished{cogprints9132, editor = {Dr Ritu Dhand}, month = {October}, title = {Autism spectrum disorders: A relational cause}, author = {Dr Maxson J McDowell}, publisher = {Macmillan}, year = {2013}, journal = {Nature Brief communication arising}, keywords = {newborn, eye contact, autism spectrum disorders, direct cause, mother-infant pair}, url = {http://cogprints.org/9132/}, abstract = {Jones and Klin (1) showed that newborns who will later develop autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) pay normal attention to eyes, but that attention declines from 2-6 months. This shows, they say, how 'initial genotypic vulnerabilities' cause ASDs. Their results suggest, however, that ASDs are caused by insufficient practice of early eye-contact.} }