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ERIC Number: EJ787428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Episodic and Semantic Autobiographical Memory in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Crane, Laura; Goddard, Lorna
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n3 p498-506 Mar 2008
Episodic and semantic autobiographical memories were examined in a group of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a control group matched for age, gender and IQ. Results demonstrated a personal episodic memory deficit in the ASD group in the absence of a personal semantic memory deficit, suggesting a deficit dissociation between these two components of memory in ASD. Further analysis of memories across different lifetime periods revealed the adolescent and early adult lifetime periods to facilitate memory recall in the control group, but not in the ASD group. These findings suggest a distinctive pattern of remembering in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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