ERIC Number: EJ1106603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
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Brief Report: The Go/No-Go Task Online: Inhibitory Control Deficits in Autism in a Large Sample
Uzefovsky, F.; Allison, C.; Smith, P.; Baron-Cohen, S.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n8 p2774-2779 Aug 2016
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC, also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders) entail difficulties with inhibition: inhibiting action, inhibiting one's own point of view, and inhibiting distractions that may interfere with a response set. However, the association between inhibitory control (IC) and ASC, especially in adulthood, is unclear. The current study measured IC, using the Go/No-Go task online, in a large adult sample of 201 people with ASC and 240 controls. Number of both False Alarm and False Positive responses were significantly associated with autistic traits and diagnostic status, separately, but not jointly. These findings suggest that deficits in inhibition are associated with ASC. Future studies need to investigate the role of inhibition in ASC in everyday difficulties.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inhibition, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Intelligence Tests, Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
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