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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2013

01-10-2013 | Original Paper

Global/Local Processing in Autism: Not a Disability, but a Disinclination

Auteurs: Kami Koldewyn, Yuhong V. Jiang, Sarah Weigelt, Nancy Kanwisher

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2013

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Abstract

It is widely suggested that ASD is characterized by atypical local/global processing, but the published findings are contradictory. In an effort to resolve this question, we tested a large group of children on both a free-choice task and an instructed task using hierarchical local–global stimuli. We find that although children with autism showed a reduced preference to report global properties of a stimulus when given a choice, their ability to process global properties when instructed to do so is unimpaired. These findings support prior claims that people with ASD show a disinclination, not a disability, in global processing, and highlight the broader question of whether other characteristics of autism may also reflect disinclinations rather than disabilities.
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Congruency effect, or interference, was measured as: (incongruent RT–congruent RT)/congruent RT.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Global/Local Processing in Autism: Not a Disability, but a Disinclination
Auteurs
Kami Koldewyn
Yuhong V. Jiang
Sarah Weigelt
Nancy Kanwisher
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1777-z

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