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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2013

01-09-2013 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Examining Driving Behavior in Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study Using a Driving Simulation Paradigm

Auteurs: Bryan Reimer, Ronna Fried, Bruce Mehler, Gagan Joshi, Anela Bolfek, Kathryn M. Godfrey, Nan Zhao, Rachel Goldin, Joseph Biederman

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2013

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Abstract

Although it is speculated that impairments associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will adversely affect driving performance, little is known about the actual extent and nature of the presumed deficits. Ten males (18–24 years of age) with a diagnosis of high functioning autism and 10 age matched community controls were recruited for a driving simulation experiment. Driving behavior, skin conductance, heart rate, and eye tracking measurements were collected. The high functioning ASD participants displayed a nominally higher and unvaried heart rate compared to controls. With added cognitive demand, they also showed a gaze pattern suggestive of a diversion of visual attention away from high stimulus areas of the roadway. This pattern deviates from what is presumed to be optimal safe driving behavior and appears worthy of further study.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Examining Driving Behavior in Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study Using a Driving Simulation Paradigm
Auteurs
Bryan Reimer
Ronna Fried
Bruce Mehler
Gagan Joshi
Anela Bolfek
Kathryn M. Godfrey
Nan Zhao
Rachel Goldin
Joseph Biederman
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1764-4