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ERIC Number: EJ798897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Time Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wallace, Gregory L.; Happe, Francesca
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v2 n3 p447-455 Jul-Sep 2008
Duration judgment has not been comprehensively examined in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), despite reports of perceptual idiosyncrasies in these individuals. Time estimation, production, and reproduction were tested in 25 individuals with ASD and 25 controls matched group-wise on age and IQ. Individuals with ASD performed comparably to matched controls in time estimation and production, but showed a tendency to outperform controls on a task of time reproduction. Time perception of large units is intact for children and adolescents with ASD. Time reproduction may represent a cognitive asset in ASD, likely reflecting strengths in eidetic-type imagery in which a pure recording of a stimulus is less affected by top-down modulation. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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