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ERIC Number: EJ939839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Face-Specific Recognition Deficits in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bradshaw, Jessica; Shic, Frederick; Chawarska, Katarzyna
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n10 p1429-1435 Oct 2011
This study used eyetracking to investigate the ability of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to recognize social (faces) and nonsocial (simple objects and complex block patterns) stimuli using the visual paired comparison (VPC) paradigm. Typically developing (TD) children showed evidence for recognition of faces and simple objects, but not complex block patterns. Children with ASD were successful at recognizing novel objects and block patterns, but showed no evidence for face recognition. These findings suggest that young children with ASD have specific impairments in face recognition, and that they may have advantage over TD controls when processing complex nonsocial stimuli.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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