Scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to detect autism spectrum disorder in only two minutes, according to new research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

The scanning procedure, which reveals the brain’s response to thoughts of ‘self-perspective,’ offers promising diagnostic potential once more research is done.

In previous research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), scientists found that when it comes to recognizing “your turn” in sports or in a game, people with autism spectrum disorders show a subdued response in the brain. In fact, the more subdued the brain’s response to self-perspective, the more severe the autism symptoms.

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