ERIC Number: EJ617990
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
The Basis of Hyperspecificity in Autism: A Preliminary Suggestion Based on Properties of Neural Nets.
McClelland, James L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p497-502 Oct 2000
This article discusses representation of information in neural networks and the apparent hyperspecificity that is often seen in the application of previously acquired information by children with autism. Hyperspecificity is seen as reflecting a possible feature of the neural codes used to represent concepts in the autistic brain. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Treatments for People with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Research Perspectives.