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Facial identity recognition in the broader autism phenotype

Wilson, C. Ellie; Freeman, Phillipa; Brock, Jon; Burton, A. Mike; Palermo, Romina


BACKGROUND The 'broader autism phenotype' (BAP) refers to the mild expression of autistic-like traits in the relatives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Establishing the presence of ASD traits provides insight into which traits are heritable in ASD. Here, the ability to recognise facial identity was tested in 33 parents of ASD children. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS In experiment 1, parents of ASD children completed the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT), and a questionnaire...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-09-22
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012876


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