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Attention to social stimuli and facial identity recognition skills in autism spectrum disorder

Wilson, C.Ellie; Brock, John; Palermo, Romina

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Background Previous research suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a reduced preference for viewing social stimuli in the environment and impaired facial identity recognition.Methods Here, we directly tested a link between these two phenomena in 13 ASD children and 13 age-matched typically developing (TD) controls. Eye movements were recorded while participants passively viewed visual scenes containing people and objects. Participants also completed independent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39237
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01340.x

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