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ERIC Number: EJ755166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Episodic Memory in Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Recall for Self- versus Other-Experienced Events
Hare, Dougal Julian; Mellor, Christine; Azmi, Sabiha
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v28 n3 p317-329 May-Jun 2007
People with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulties in recalling recently experienced events, which is dependent upon intact functioning of several aspects of "self awareness". The current study examined impaired episodic recall in ASD and its relationship to specific impairments in aspects of "self awareness". Between-group (participants with learning disabilities with and without autistic spectrum disorder) experimental design examining free and cued recall of table-top activities that were either self-experienced by participants or observed being performed by the experimenter. Participants with ASD did not show superiority of free recall for self-experienced events over observed events, nor for recall of other-experienced events over self-experienced events, but did demonstrate a superiority for "cued" recall of self-experienced events. The implications for theory and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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