Sherri L Provencal

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Deficits in language are a core feature of autism. The superior temporal gyrus (STG) is involved in auditory processing, including language, but also has been implicated as a critical structure in social cognition. It was hypothesized that subjects with autism would display different size-function relationships between the STG and(More)
This article outlines the ingredients the authors feel are critical to making social skills interventions successful for children with autism spectrum disorders. The authors described basic principles for teaching social skills that capitalize on the strengths of such children, while specifically addressing their deficits. The authors applied these widely(More)
BACKGROUND One-third of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are reported to have had normal early development followed by an autistic regression between the ages of 2 and 3 years. This clinical profile partly parallels that seen in Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS), an acquired language disorder (aphasia) believed to be caused by(More)
A serial probe recognition task was used to examine the interhemispheric exchange of visual data in macaques. Each block of trials began with the memorization of one to six visual target images. The monkeys then had to determine, in tests that followed immediately, whether probe images were or were not members of the learned target set. Previous work with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and specific augmentation versus reduction patterns for the N100 and P200 components of auditory event-related potentials evoked by tones of increasing intensity. METHOD Event-related potentials of subjects with PTSD (N=36),(More)
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