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Conventional wisdom is that autistic people cannot read facial expressions. I, on the other hand, never felt that was true of me. In fact I felt the opposite; faces provide too much (emotional) information and I cannot cope, so I often avoid looking at them. A study mentioned here suggests that autistic children can read facial expressions as well a neurotypicals of the same age if the faces are video-ed and played back slowly. Is it possible that avoiding eye-contact is just a method of eliminating a form of sensory or information overload? I'm not sure it's the whole story but I'm convinced it's a part of it.