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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2013

01-04-2013 | Original Paper

Emotional Responses to Odors in Children with High-Functioning Autism: Autonomic Arousal, Facial Behavior and Self-Report

Auteurs: Jasna Legiša, Daniel S. Messinger, Enzo Kermol, Luc Marlier

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2013

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Abstract

Although emotional functioning is impaired in children with autism, it is unclear if this impairment is due to difficulties with facial expression, autonomic responsiveness, or the verbal description of emotional states. To shed light on this issue, we examined responses to pleasant and unpleasant odors in eight children (8–14 years) with high-functioning autism and 8 age-matched typically developing controls. Despite subtle differences in the facial actions of the children with autism, children in both groups had similar facial and autonomic emotional responses to the odors. However, children with autism were less likely than controls to report an emotional reaction to the odors that matched their facial expression, suggesting difficulties in the self report of emotional states.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Emotional Responses to Odors in Children with High-Functioning Autism: Autonomic Arousal, Facial Behavior and Self-Report
Auteurs
Jasna Legiša
Daniel S. Messinger
Enzo Kermol
Luc Marlier
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1629-2