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Cole, Eleanor J.; Slocombe, Katie E.; Barraclough, Nick E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Previous research suggests that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) might be associated with impairments on implicit but not explicit mentalizing tasks. However, such comparisons are made difficult by the heterogeneity of stimuli and the techniques used to measure mentalizing capabilities. We tested the abilities of 34 individuals (17 with ASD) to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Intention
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Ring, Melanie; Gaigg, Sebastian B.; Altgassen, Mareike; Barr, Peter; Bowler, Dermot M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present difficulties in forming relations among items and context. This capacity for relational binding is also involved in spatial navigation and research on this topic in ASD is scarce and inconclusive. Using a computerised version of the Morris Water Maze task, ASD participants showed particular…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Short Term Memory, Adults, Autism
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Cole, Eleanor J.; Barraclough, Nick E.; Enticott, Peter G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
ASD is associated with mentalizing deficits that may correspond with atypical mirror system (MS) activation. We investigated MS activity in adults with and without ASD when inferring others' intentions using TMS-induced motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and mu suppression measured by EEG. Autistic traits were measured for all participants. Our EEG…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Social Cognition
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Haigh, Sarah M.; Walsh, Jennifer A.; Mazefsky, Carla A.; Minshew, Nancy J.; Eack, Shaun M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by a variety of social and non-social behavioral deficits. One potential mechanism that could unify this diverse profile of behaviors is slower processing speed. Seventy-six high-functioning adults with ASD were compared to 64 matched controls on standardized measures of processing speed.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reaction Time, Adults, Autism
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Cage, Eilidh; Bird, Geoffrey; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Being able to manage reputation is an important social skill, but it is unclear whether autistic children can manage reputation. This study investigated whether 33 autistic children matched to 33 typical children could implicitly or explicitly manage reputation. Further, we examined whether cognitive processes--theory of mind, social motivation,…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reputation