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ERIC Number: EJ1173362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Multiple Object Tracking Reveals Object-Based Grouping Interference in Children with ASD
Van der Hallen, Ruth; Evers, Kris; de-Wit, Lee; Steyaert, Jean; Noens, Ilse; Wagemans, Johan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n4 p1341-1349 Apr 2018
The multiple object tracking (MOT) paradigm has proven its value in targeting a number of aspects of visual cognition. This study used MOT to investigate the effect of object-based grouping, both in children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A modified MOT task was administered to both groups, who had to track and distinguish four targets that moved randomly amongst four distracters, irrespective of the grouping condition. No group difference was revealed between children with and without ASD: both showed adequate MOT abilities and a similar amount of grouping interference. Implications of the current result are considered for previous MOT studies, the developmental trajectory of perceptual grouping, and the idea of heightened sensitivity to task characteristics in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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