A Virtual Joy-Stick Study of Emotional Responses and Social Motivation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

@article{Kim2015AVJ,
  title={A Virtual Joy-Stick Study of Emotional Responses and Social Motivation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.},
  author={Kwanguk Kim and M. Zachary Rosenthal and Mary Gwaltney and William Jarrold and Naomi V Hatt and N. Stewart McIntyre and Lindsay Swain and Marjorie Solomon and Peter Mundy},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={3891-9}
}
A new virtual reality task was employed which uses preference for interpersonal distance to social stimuli to examine social motivation and emotion perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nineteen high function children with higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) and 23 age, gender, and IQ matched children with typical development (TD) used a joy stick to position themselves closer or further from virtual avatars while attempting to identify six emotions expressed by… CONTINUE READING
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