ERIC Number: EJ647202
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Looking at Images with Human Figures: Comparison between Autistic and Normal Children.
van der Geest, J. N.; Kemner, C.; Camfferman, G.; Verbaten, M. N.; van Engeland, H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v32 n2 p69-75 Apr 2002
In this study, the looking behavior of 16 autistic and 14 non-autistic children toward cartoon-like scenes that included a human figure was measured quantitatively using an infrared eye-tracking device. Fixation behavior of autistic children was similar to that of their age-and IQ-matched normal peers. Results do not support the idea that autistic children have a specific problem in processing socially loaded visual stimuli. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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