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O'Nions, Elizabeth; Sebastian, Catherine L.; McCrory, Eamon; Chantiluke, Kaylita; Happé, Francesca; Viding, Essi – Developmental Science, 2014
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty understanding other minds (Theory of Mind; ToM), with atypical processing evident at both behavioural and neural levels. Individuals with conduct problems and high levels of callous-unemotional (CU) traits (CP/HCU) exhibit reduced responsiveness to others' emotions and difficulties…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Theory of Mind, Cognitive Processes
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Rozga, Agata; King, Tricia Z.; Vuduc, Richard W.; Robins, Diana L. – Developmental Science, 2013
We examined facial electromyography (fEMG) activity to dynamic, audio-visual emotional displays in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and typically developing (TD) individuals. Participants viewed clips of happy, angry, and fearful displays that contained both facial expression and affective prosody while surface electrodes measured…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Psychological Patterns