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ERIC Number: EJ1169019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Temporal Processing Instability with Millisecond Accuracy Is a Cardinal Feature of Sensorimotor Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Analysis Using the Synchronized Finger-Tapping Task
Morimoto, Chie; Hida, Eisuke; Shima, Keisuke; Okamura, Hitoshi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n2 p351-360 Feb 2018
To identify a specific sensorimotor impairment feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we focused on temporal processing with millisecond accuracy. A synchronized finger-tapping task was used to characterize temporal processing in individuals with ASD as compared to typically developing (TD) individuals. We found that individuals with ASD showed more variability in temporal processing parameters than TD individuals. In addition, temporal processing instability was related to altered motor performance. Further, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses indicated that altered temporal processing can be useful for distinguishing between individuals with and without ASD. These results suggest that instability of temporal processing with millisecond accuracy is a fundamental feature of sensorimotor impairments in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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