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ERIC Number: EJ1088337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Ultra-Rapid Categorization of Meaningful Real-Life Scenes in Adults with and without ASD
Vanmarcke, Steven; Van Der Hallen, Ruth; Evers, Kris; Noens, Ilse; Steyaert, Jean; Wagemans, Johan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n2 p450-466 Feb 2016
In comparison to typically developing (TD) individuals, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear to be worse in the fast extraction of the global meaning of a situation or picture. Ultra-rapid categorization [paradigm developed by Thorpe et al. ("Nature" 381:520-522, 1996)] involves such global information processing. We therefore tested a group of adults with and without ASD, without intellectual disability, on a set of ultra-rapid categorization tasks. Individuals with ASD performed equally well as TD individuals except when the task required the categorization of social interactions. These results argue against a general deficit in ultra-rapid gist perception in people with ASD, while suggesting a more specific problem with the fast processing of information about social relations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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