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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 11/2012

01-11-2012 | Original Paper

Flexible Visual Processing in Young Adults with Autism: The Effects of Implicit Learning on a Global–Local Task

Auteurs: Dana A. Hayward, David I. Shore, Jelena Ristic, Hanna Kovshoff, Grace Iarocci, Laurent Mottron, Jacob A. Burack

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2012

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Abstract

We utilized a hierarchical figures task to determine the default level of perceptual processing and the flexibility of visual processing in a group of high-functioning young adults with autism (n = 12) and a typically developing young adults, matched by chronological age and IQ (n = 12). In one task, participants attended to one level of the figure and ignored the other in order to determine the default level of processing. In the other task, participants attended to both levels and the proportion of trials in which a target would occur at either level was manipulated. Both groups exhibited a global processing bias and showed similar flexibility in performance, suggesting that persons with autism may not be impaired in flexible shifting between task levels.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Flexible Visual Processing in Young Adults with Autism: The Effects of Implicit Learning on a Global–Local Task
Auteurs
Dana A. Hayward
David I. Shore
Jelena Ristic
Hanna Kovshoff
Grace Iarocci
Laurent Mottron
Jacob A. Burack
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 11/2012
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1485-0