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Learning new faces in typically developing children and children on the autistic spectrum

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


As faces become familiar, recognition becomes easier but the style of processing also changes. Here, twenty-one typically developing (TD) children and twenty-one children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were familiarised with 6 identities over 3 days. Next, they completed a 4-alternative forced-choice matching test in which targets were the 6 familiarised faces and 6 unfamiliar faces. The TD group showed a significant advantage for familiarised faces when matching whole faces and both...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Perception
DOI: 10.1068/p6727


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