Couples in love often share the same interests, finish each other sentences, and laugh at the same jokes. Now a new study suggests even their hearts may beat to the same rhythm. Scientists found that a couple’s breathing patterns and heart rates would match up after sitting close to each other. They didn’t even have to be holding hands or talking for this to happen.
Not much is known about what causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, one Norwegian study suggests that women who take folic acid supplements may be less likely to have a child with the developmental disorder. Autism and ASDs are pervasive developmental disorders marked by varying degrees of social impairment, communication problems and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Children may make little to no eye contact, react differently when they are in stressful situations or are angry, may not respond to verbal attempts to get their attention. In addition, those with the disorder may be fixated on a subject and have been known to be interested in numbers, symbols or science topics.