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ERIC Number: EJ1130178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Attentional Differences in a Driving Hazard Perception Task in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sheppard, Elizabeth; van Loon, Editha; Underwood, Geoffrey; Ropar, Danielle
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n2 p405-414 Feb 2017
The current study explored attentional processing of social and non-social stimuli in ASD within the context of a driving hazard perception task. Participants watched videos of road scenes and detected hazards while their eye movements were recorded. Although individuals with ASD demonstrated relatively good detection of driving hazards, they were slower to orient to hazards. Greater attentional capture in the time preceding the hazards' onset was associated with lower verbal IQ. The findings suggest that individuals with ASD may distribute and direct their attention differently when identifying driving hazards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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