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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2007

01-04-2007 | Original Paper

Spatial Working Memory Deficits in Autism

Auteurs: Shelly D. Steele, Nancy J. Minshew, Beatriz Luna, John A. Sweeney

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2007

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Abstract

Previous studies have reported working memory deficits in autism, but this finding has been inconsistent. One possibility is that deficits in this domain may be present only when working memory load exceeds some limited capacity. High-functioning individuals with autism performed the CANTAB computerized test of spatial working memory. Individuals with autism made more errors than a matched group of typically developing controls on this task, and were less likely to consistently use a specific organized search strategy to complete the task. Overall, these results demonstrate reduced spatial working memory abilities in autism, and extend previous findings by demonstrating that these deficits are significant when tasks impose heavier demands on working memory.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Spatial Working Memory Deficits in Autism
Auteurs
Shelly D. Steele
Nancy J. Minshew
Beatriz Luna
John A. Sweeney
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0202-2