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Autism: Explaining the Enigma
  • U. Frith
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • 1 October 2005
Preface to the Second Edition. 1. What is Autism? 2. The Enchantment of Autism. 3. Lessons from History. 4. Is there an Autism Epidemic? 5. Mind-reading and Mind-Blindness. 6. Autism Aloneness. 7.
The Weak Coherence Account: Detail-focused Cognitive Style in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • F. Happé, U. Frith
  • Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1 February 2006
TLDR
A review of over 50 empirical studies of coherence suggests robust findings of local bias in ASD, with mixed findings regarding weak global processing.
Development and neurophysiology of mentalizing.
  • U. Frith, C. Frith
  • Psychology, Biology
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 March 2003
TLDR
The mentalizing (theory of mind) system of the brain is probably in operation from 18 months of age, allowing implicit attribution of intentions and other mental states, and from this age children are able to explain the misleading reasons that have given rise to a false belief.
Theories of developmental dyslexia: insights from a multiple case study of dyslexic adults.
TLDR
The present data support the phonological theory of dyslexia, while acknowledging the presence of additional sensory and motor disorders in certain individuals.
The Neural Basis of Mentalizing
Autism: beyond “theory of mind”
Autism, Asperger syndrome and brain mechanisms for the attribution of mental states to animated shapes.
TLDR
A physiological cause for the mentalizing dysfunction in autism is suggested: a bottleneck in the interaction between higher order and lower order perceptual processes.
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