Viktoria Lyons

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Research has shown that individuals with autism and Asperger syndrome are impaired in humor appreciation, although anecdotal and parental reports provide some evidence to the contrary. This paper reviews the cognitive and affective processes involved in humor and recent neurological findings. It examines humor expression and understanding in autism and(More)
The effects of cooperative and individualistic learning experiences were compared on interactions and relationships between severely adaptive handicapped (not adapting to regular classroom demands) and nonhandicapped seventh-grade students in science classes. We investigated the predictions that (a) requiring cooperation between the two groups of students(More)
More than 60 years ago, two very similar descriptions of children displaying severe social deficits and unusual behaviours were published, one in English, one in German, both using the term ‘autistic’. Leo Kanner (1943) in Baltimore, USA, described 11 children with ‘early infantile autism’ in his seminal paper ‘Autistic disturbances of affective contact’.(More)
Antibiotic-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bead chains are in current clinical use for prophylaxis and management of osteomyelitis. The in vivo interaction between PMMA beads and an experimentally infected wound is examined. Two modes of bacterial adherence to plain PMMA beads are demonstrated. In this report, tobramycin-sensitive bacteria did not(More)