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Cleary, Laura; Brady, Nuala; Fitzgerald, Michael; Gallagher, Louise – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Impaired face perception in autism spectrum disorders is thought to reflect a perceptual style characterized by componential rather than configural processing of faces. This study investigated face processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders using the Thatcher illusion, a perceptual phenomenon exhibiting "inversion effects"…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders