%A Dr Maxson J McDowell %J Nature Brief communication arising %T Autism spectrum disorders: A relational cause %X 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. %K newborn, eye contact, autism spectrum disorders, direct cause, mother-infant pair %E Dr Ritu Dhand %D 2013 %I Macmillan %L cogprints9132