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ERIC Number: EJ1175289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Postural and Cortical Responses Following Visual Occlusion in Adults with and without ASD
Goh, Kwang Leng; Morris, Susan; Parsons, Richard; Ring, Alexander; Tan, Tele
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n5 p1446-1457 May 2018
Autism is associated with differences in sensory processing and motor coordination. Evidence from electroencephalography suggests individual perturbation evoked response (PER) components represent specific aspects of postural disturbance processing; P1 reflects the detection and N1 reflects the evaluation of postural instability. Despite the importance of these cortical responses to postural control, PERs to a perturbation in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have yet to be reported. The aim was to compare PERs to visual perturbation under varied postural stability conditions in adults with and without ASD. This study is the first to report that while the assessment of postural set is intact, adults with ASD use more cortical resources to integrate and interpret visual perturbations for postural control.
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Language: English
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