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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2006

01-02-2006

Subjective Perceptual Distortions and Visual Dysfunction in Children with Autism

Auteurs: Rebecca A. O. Davis, Marcia A. Bockbrader, Robin R. Murphy, William P. Hetrick, Brian F. O’Donnell

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2006

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Abstract

Case reports and sensory inventories suggest that autism involves sensory processing anomalies. Behavioral tests indicate impaired motion and normal form perception in autism. The present study used first-person accounts to investigate perceptual anomalies and related subjective to psychophysical measures. Nine high-functioning children with autism and nine typically-developing children were given a questionnaire to assess the frequency of sensory anomalies, as well as psychophysical tests of visual perception. Results indicated that children with autism experience increased perceptual anomalies, deficits in trajectory discrimination consistent with dysfunction in the cortical dorsal pathway or in cerebellar midsagittal vermis, and high spatial frequency contrast impairments consistent with dysfunctional parvocellular processing. Subjective visual hypersensitivity was significantly related to greater deficits across vision tests.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Subjective Perceptual Distortions and Visual Dysfunction in Children with Autism
Auteurs
Rebecca A. O. Davis
Marcia A. Bockbrader
Robin R. Murphy
William P. Hetrick
Brian F. O’Donnell
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2006
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2006
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-005-0055-0

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