ERIC Number: EJ936188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Reference Count: 82
Emotion Perception in Music in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Quintin, Eve-Marie; Bhatara, Anjali; Poissant, Helene; Fombonne, Eric; Levitin, Daniel J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n9 p1240-1255 Sep 2011
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) succeed at a range of musical tasks. The ability to recognize musical emotion as belonging to one of four categories (happy, sad, scared or peaceful) was assessed in high-functioning adolescents with ASD (N = 26) and adolescents with typical development (TD, N = 26) with comparable performance IQ, auditory working memory, and musical training and experience. When verbal IQ was controlled for, there was no significant effect of diagnostic group. Adolescents with ASD rated the intensity of the emotions similarly to adolescents with TD and reported greater confidence in their responses when they had correctly (vs. incorrectly) recognized the emotions. These findings are reviewed within the context of the amygdala theory of autism.
Descriptors: Autism, Intelligence Quotient, Adolescents, Short Term Memory, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional Response, Music, Comparative Analysis, Self Esteem, Brain
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