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ERIC Number: EJ891261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Assessing Recollection and Familiarity in Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Methods and Findings
Bigham, Sally; Boucher, Jill; Mayes, Andrew; Anns, Sophie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n7 p878-889 Jul 2010
We hypothesise that of the two processes underlying declarative memory, recollection is impaired in high-functioning autism (HFA) whereas recollection and familiarity are impaired in low-functioning autism (LFA). Testing these hypotheses necessitates assessing recollection and familiarity separately. However, this is difficult, because both processes contribute to performance on standard memory tests. Moreover, tests must be suitable for use with young or intellectually disabled participants. This study aimed to develop tests of recollection and familiarity separately, and to make preliminary tests of our hypotheses. We developed a temporal source memory task to assess recollection in LFA, and a shape recognition task to assess familiarity and an action recall task assessing recollection in HFA. The methods and implications of the results are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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