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Getting a Grip on Social Gaze: Control over Others’ Gaze Helps Gaze Detection in High-Functioning Autism

Auteurs: Thomas Dratsch, Caroline Schwartz, Kliment Yanev, Leonhard Schilbach, Kai Vogeley, Gary Bente

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2013

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Abstract

We investigated the influence of control over a social stimulus on the ability to detect direct gaze in high-functioning autism (HFA). In a pilot study, 19 participants with and 19 without HFA were compared on a gaze detection and a gaze setting task. Participants with HFA were less accurate in detecting direct gaze in the detection task, but did not differ in their ability to establish direct gaze in the setting task. In the main experiment, the results of the pilot study were replicated with 37 participants with and 39 without HFA, suggesting that individuals with HFA have a specific deficit in the passive perception of social cues as opposed to the active control, which seems to be intact.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Getting a Grip on Social Gaze: Control over Others’ Gaze Helps Gaze Detection in High-Functioning Autism
Auteurs
Thomas Dratsch
Caroline Schwartz
Kliment Yanev
Leonhard Schilbach
Kai Vogeley
Gary Bente
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1569-x

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