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ERIC Number: EJ858294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Alteration of Attentional Blink in High Functioning Autism: A Pilot Study
Amirault, Marion; Etchegoyhen, Kattalin; Delord, Sandrine; Mendizabal, Sandrine; Kraushaar, Caroline; Hesling, Isabelle; Allard, Michele; Bouvard, Manuel; Mayo, Willy
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n11 p1522-1528 Nov 2009
Autism is characterized by deficits in attention. However, no study has investigated the dynamics of attentional processes in autistic patients yet. The attentional blink (AB) paradigm provides information about the temporal dynamics of attention in particular about the allocation and the duration of an attentional episode. We compared 11 high functioning autistic patients with 15 control participants on a classical AB task. Autistic patients exhibited a deficit in rapidly allocated attentional resources. Further investigations such as coupling AB evaluation with neuroimaging data and/or increasing the size of groups, would allow for investigating the neurobiological substrates of these AB alterations in autistic patients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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