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Visual search strategies during facial recognition in children with ASD
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work, CHIRI, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD.
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2014 (English)In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ISSN 1750-9467, E-ISSN 1878-0237, Vol. 8, no 5, p. 559-569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Facial recognition is a complex skill necessary for successful human interpersonal and social interactions. Given that the most prevalent disorder of social interaction is autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a number of studies have investigated and found impaired facial recognition abilities in people with ASD. Further, this impairment may be critically involved in mediating the deficits in interpersonal and social interactions in people with ASD. We sought to address the question of whether face processing is impaired in children with ASD in the current study. While there were a number of differences in visual search behaviours between the 19 children with ASD and the 15 controls, this did not manifest in deficits in facial recognition accuracy. In addition, there were notable differences with respect to eye fixation behaviours and recognition accuracy in this study compared to the findings in a previous similar study conducted in adults with ASD. These differences suggest a performance enhancing developmental trajectory in facial processing in controls that may not be present in individuals with ASD.

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2014. Vol. 8, no 5, p. 559-569
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Face recognition; Eye-tracking; Developmental; Visual search
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25366DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.01.014ISI: 000335107200010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84895747415Local ID: HHJCHILDIS, HLKCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25366DiVA, id: diva2:773119
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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