Abnormal Processing of Social Information from Faces in Autism

  title={Abnormal Processing of Social Information from Faces in Autism},
  author={Ralph Adolphs and Lonnie L. Sears and Joseph Piven},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Autism has been thought to be characterized, in part, by dysfunction in emotional and social cognition, but the pathology of the underlying processes and their neural substrates remain poorly understood. Several studies have hypothesized that abnormal amygdala function may account for some of the impairments seen in autism, specifically, impaired recognition of socially relevant information from faces. We explored this issue in eight high-functioning subjects with autism in four experiments… CONTINUE READING
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