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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2021

26-08-2020 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Facial Asymmetry and Autistic-Like Traits in the General Population

Auteurs: Maryam Boutrus, Zulqarnain Gilani, Murray T. Maybery, Gail A. Alvares, Diana W. Tan, Peter R. Eastwood, Ajmal Mian, Andrew J. O. Whitehouse

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2021

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Abstract

Atypical facial morphology, particularly increased facial asymmetry, has been identified in some individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Many cognitive, behavioural and biological features associated with ASC also occur on a continuum in the general population. The aim of the present study was to examine subthreshold levels of autistic traits and facial morphology in non-autistic individuals. Facial asymmetry was measured using three-dimensional facial photogrammetry, and the Autism-spectrum Quotient was used to measure autistic-like traits in a community-ascertained sample of young adults (n = 289). After accounting for covariates, there were no significant associations observed between autistic-like traits and facial asymmetry, suggesting that any potential facial morphology differences linked to ASC may be limited to the clinical condition.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Facial Asymmetry and Autistic-Like Traits in the General Population
Auteurs
Maryam Boutrus
Zulqarnain Gilani
Murray T. Maybery
Gail A. Alvares
Diana W. Tan
Peter R. Eastwood
Ajmal Mian
Andrew J. O. Whitehouse
Publicatiedatum
26-08-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04661-7