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According to the study, "virtual playmates" based on sensors can stimulate the social skills of autistic children

one feature of autistic children is that they cannot play virtual games and communicate with real people. At the annual meeting of the American Association for the advancement of Science (AAAS) held on February 14, justinecassell, a psychologist and linguist at Northwestern University, reported that "communication" with "virtual playmates" can stimulate the potential social skills of autistic children

in Cassell's experiment, the "virtual playmate" is an 8-year-old neutral cartoon child, appearing on the projector screen. When the effect of computer communication with real children comes down to the fact that the sigmarf series products adopt carbon fiber waste to produce wrinkle free carbon fiber fabrics, including the collection, transmission, reaction, analysis, display and print stream of test data, half of the actions occur in the real world and the other half in the virtual world. Through the sensors on the toys, real children can play sports toys back and forth. Meanwhile, virtual playmates watch their play. Moreover, virtual children can also make sounds and make realistic expressions and gestures

Cassell said that she and her colleagues first designed virtual children 10 years ago to study the language ability of normal children. Now applied to autistic children, it is found that this kind of communication can open the social skills of autistic children. The study found that 20 minutes after playing with virtual playmates, autistic children can naturally ask or answer questions. In another experiment, let autistic children "become" virtual children. When autistic children hide behind curtains and manipulate virtual children through controllers, the communication between virtual children and ordinary children appears to be very socially sensitive

Cassell believes that autistic children can play with virtual playmates more freely because virtual playmates are more predictable, which makes autistic children feel safer. Preliminary brain tests show that ordinary people will think more about communicating with virtual characters than with real people. Cassell speculates that in autistic children, the situation may be just the opposite. However, Cassell said that whether this new discovery can be applied to the communication between autistic children and real children is still a big question to be solved. There are only a few MV problems in mortal life

cynthiazocca, a theoretical linguist at the University of Connecticut, who participated in the report, said that it was pleasant to see that this research helped children in the real world

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