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ERIC Number: EJ820606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Can Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Extract Emotions out of Contextual Cues?
Da Fonseca, David; Santos, Andreia; Bastard-Rosset, Delphine; Rondan, Cecilie; Poinso, Francois; Deruelle, Christine
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v3 n1 p50-56 Jan 2009
The aim of the present study was to determine whether children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are able to recognize facial expressions of emotion and objects missing on the basis of contextual cues. While most of these studies focused on facial emotion recognition, here we examined the ability to extract emotional information on the basis contextual cues. Nineteen children and adolescents with ASD were asked to recognize emotions and objects (control condition) masked within visual scenes and their performance was compared to that of 19 typically developing controls matched on chronological age and gender. Results revealed that children with ASD were able to use contextual cues to recognize objects but not emotions. Findings of this study are discussed within the framework of specific emotional processing deficits in ASD. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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