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ERIC Number: EJ984599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Perception of Mirror Symmetry in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Falter, Christine M.; Bailey, Anthony J.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v16 n6 p622-626 Nov 2012
Gestalt grouping in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is selectively impaired for certain organization principles but for not others. Symmetry is a fundamental Gestalt principle characterizing many biological shapes. Sensitivity to symmetry was tested using the Picture Symmetry Test, which requires finding symmetry lines on pictures. Individuals with ASD showed decreased sensitivity to symmetry and a correlation of test performance with performance IQ. Decreased sensitivity for symmetry in ASD is discussed in relation to reduced visual experience of faces in early development. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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