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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2012

01-02-2012 | Original Paper

Evidence for a Cultural Influence on Field-Independence in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Hwan Cui Koh, Elizabeth Milne

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2012

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Abstract

Field-independence, or weak central coherence, is a recognised phenotype of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is also evidence of cultural variation in this perceptual style, as neurotypical individuals from Western nations are more field-independent than neurotypical individuals from East-Asian nations. The majority of research on perceptual style in those with ASD has been carried out in Western nations therefore it is unclear whether increased field-independence in ASD is a culturally universal phenotype. Here, we assessed perceptual style in children with and without ASD from England and Singapore using the Children’s Embedded Figures Test and the Framed-Line Test. We found increased field-independence in the English participants with ASD only, suggesting that weak central coherence in ASD is not culturally universal.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Evidence for a Cultural Influence on Field-Independence in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Hwan Cui Koh
Elizabeth Milne
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2012
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1232-y