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ERIC Number: EJ1133636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Gaze Following in Children with Autism: Do High Interest Objects Boost Performance?
Thorup, Emilia; Kleberg, Johan Lundin; Falck-Ytter, Terje
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n3 p626-635 Mar 2017
This study tested whether including objects perceived as highly interesting by children with autism during a gaze following task would result in increased first fixation durations on the target objects. It has previously been found that autistic children differentiate less between an object another person attends to and unattended objects in terms of this measure. Less differentiation between attended and unattended objects in ASD as compared to control children was found in a baseline condition, but not in the high interest condition. However, typically developing children differentiated less between attended and unattended objects in the high interest condition than in the baseline condition, possibly reflecting reduced influence of gaze cues on object processing when objects themselves are highly interesting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden (Stockholm)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
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