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ERIC Number: EJ1206834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Neural Correlates of Reflection on Present and Past Selves in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cygan, Hanna B.; Marchewka, Artur; Kotlewska, Ilona; Nowicka, Anna
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v49 n3 p1267-1277 Mar 2019
Previous studies indicate that autobiographical memory is impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Successful recollection of information referring to one's own person requires the intact ability to re-activate representation of the past self. In the current fMRI study we investigated process of conscious reflection on the present self, the past self, and a close-other in the ASD and typically developing groups. Significant inter-group differences were found in the Past-Self condition. In individuals with ASD, reflection on the past self was associated with additional engagement of the posterior cingulate and posterior temporal structures. We hypothesize that this enhanced activation of widely distributed neural network reflects substantial difficulties in processes of reflection on one's own person in the past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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