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ERIC Number: EJ1109676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Visual Search in ASD: Instructed versus Spontaneous Local and Global Processing
Van der Hallen, Ruth; Evers, Kris; Boets, Bart; Steyaert, Jean; Noens, Ilse; Wagemans, Johan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p3023-3036 Sep 2016
Visual search has been used extensively to investigate differences in mid-level visual processing between individuals with ASD and TD individuals. The current study employed two visual search paradigms with Gaborized stimuli to assess the impact of task distractors (Experiment 1) and task instruction (Experiment 2) on local-global visual processing in ASD versus TD children. Experiment 1 revealed both groups to be equally sensitive to the absence or presence of a distractor, regardless of the type of target or type of distractor. Experiment 2 revealed a differential effect of task instruction for ASD compared to TD, regardless of the type of target. Taken together, these results stress the importance of task factors in the study of local-global visual processing in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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