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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2007

01-04-2007 | Brief Communication

Brief Report: Error Pattern in an Autistic Savant Calendar Calculator

Auteurs: Alessandro Iavarone, Maria Patruno, Filomena Galeone, Sergio Chieffi, Sergio Carlomagno

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2007

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Abstract

Special ability in computing the day of the week from given dates was observed in a 18 years old male, L.E., suffering from autism. Neuropsychological testing revealed severe deficits in all cognitive domains and poor explicit knowledge of calendar structure. The subject scored well above the chance level on dates of the past and future decades. Error rate and response latency increased with temporal remoteness of dates. Most of errors were in indicating the weekday before or after that of date stimulus. The performance and error pattern suggest that L.E. used “encapsulated” computation algorithm(s) for the day of week task.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Error Pattern in an Autistic Savant Calendar Calculator
Auteurs
Alessandro Iavarone
Maria Patruno
Filomena Galeone
Sergio Chieffi
Sergio Carlomagno
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0190-2