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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2008

01-01-2008 | Original Paper

Subjective Organisation in the Free Recall Learning of Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

Auteurs: Dermot M. Bowler, Sebastian B. Gaigg, John M. Gardiner

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2008

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Abstract

Single trial methods reveal unimpaired free recall of unrelated words in Asperger’s syndrome (AS). When repeated trials are used (free recall learning), typical individuals show improved recall over trials, subjective organisation of material (SO) and a correlation between free recall and SO. We tested oral (Experiment 1) and written (Experiment 2) free recall over 16 trials in adults with AS and typical individuals. Across both experiments AS participants showed marginally diminished recall. Poorer SO was seen in the Asperger group only in Experiment 2, but in both experiments, individual differences in SO in the Asperger group were less likely to converge over trials. This lack of convergence suggests that the AS group organise material in idiosyncratic ways.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Subjective Organisation in the Free Recall Learning of Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome
Auteurs
Dermot M. Bowler
Sebastian B. Gaigg
John M. Gardiner
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0366-4