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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 8/2008

01-09-2008 | Original Paper

Evidence for Impairments in Using Static Line Drawings of Eye Gaze Cues to Orient Visual-Spatial Attention in Children with High Functioning Autism

Auteurs: Melissa C. Goldberg, Allison J. Mostow, Shaun P. Vecera, Jennifer C. Gidley Larson, Stewart H. Mostofsky, E. Mark Mahone, Martha B. Denckla

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 8/2008

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Abstract

We examined the ability to use static line drawings of eye gaze cues to orient visual-spatial attention in children with high functioning autism (HFA) compared to typically developing children (TD). The task was organized such that on valid trials, gaze cues were directed toward the same spatial location as the appearance of an upcoming target, while on invalid trials gaze cues were directed to an opposite location. Unlike TD children, children with HFA showed no advantage in reaction time (RT) on valid trials compared to invalid trials (i.e., no significant validity effect). The two stimulus onset asynchronies (200 ms, 700 ms) did not differentially affect these findings. The results suggest that children with HFA show impairments in utilizing static line drawings of gaze cues to orient visual-spatial attention.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Evidence for Impairments in Using Static Line Drawings of Eye Gaze Cues to Orient Visual-Spatial Attention in Children with High Functioning Autism
Auteurs
Melissa C. Goldberg
Allison J. Mostow
Shaun P. Vecera
Jennifer C. Gidley Larson
Stewart H. Mostofsky
E. Mark Mahone
Martha B. Denckla
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 8/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0506-x