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ERIC Number: EJ1147995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Multisensory Integration of Low-Level Information in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Measuring Susceptibility to the Flash-Beep Illusion
Bao, Vanessa A.; Doobay, Victoria; Mottron, Laurent; Collignon, Olivier; Bertone, Armando
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n8 p2535-2543 Aug 2017
Previous studies have suggested audiovisual multisensory integration (MSI) may be atypical in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, much of the research having found an alteration in MSI in ASD involved socio-communicative stimuli. The goal of the current study was to investigate MSI abilities in ASD using lower-level stimuli that are not socio-communicative in nature by testing susceptibility to auditory-guided visual illusions. Adolescents and adults with ASD and typically-developing (TD) individuals were shown to have similar susceptibility to a fission illusion. However, the ASD group was significantly more susceptible to the fusion illusion. Results suggest that individuals with ASD demonstrate MSI on the flash-beep illusion task but that their integration of audiovisual sensory information may be less selective than for TD individuals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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