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Recognition of own- and other-race faces in autism spectrum disorders

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


Empirical data regarding the extent of face recognition abnormalities in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is inconsistent. Here, 27 ASD and 47 typically developing (TD) children completed an immediate two-alternative forced-choice identity matching task. We contrasted recognition of own- and otherrace faces, and, counter to prediction, we found a typical advantage for recognizing own- over other-race faces in both the ASD and TD groups. In addition, ASD and TD groups responded similarly to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.603052


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