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ERIC Number: EJ1059030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Effect of Inversion on Face Recognition in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Hedley, Darren; Brewer, Neil; Young, Robyn
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n5 p1368-1379 May 2015
Face identity recognition has widely been shown to be impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this study we examined the influence of inversion on face recognition in 26 adults with ASD and 33 age and IQ matched controls. Participants completed a recognition test comprising upright and inverted faces. Participants with ASD performed worse than controls on the recognition task but did not show an advantage for inverted face recognition. Both groups directed more visual attention to the eye than the mouth region and gaze patterns were not found to be associated with recognition performance. These results provide evidence of a normal effect of inversion on face recognition in adults with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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