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Social and attention-to-detail subclusters of autistic traits differentially predict looking at eyes and face identity recognition ability

Davis, Joshua; McKone, Elinor; Zirnsak, Marc; Moore, Tirin; O'Kearney, Richard; Apthorp, Deborah; Palermo, Romina


This study distinguished between different subclusters of autistic traits in the general population and examined the relationships between these subclusters, looking at the eyes of faces, and the ability to recognize facial identity. Using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) measure in a university-recruited sample, we separate the social aspects of autistic traits (i.e., those related to communication and social interaction; AQ-Social) from the non-social aspects, particularly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-03-14
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12188
Access Rights: Open Access


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