Are people with autism and Asperger syndrome faster than normal on the Embedded Figures Test?

  title={Are people with autism and Asperger syndrome faster than normal on the Embedded Figures Test?},
  author={Therese Jolliffe and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={38 5},
Previous work suggests children with autism show superior performance (in relation to their general mental age) on the Embedded Figures Test (EFT). Frith interprets this as showing that they have "weak central coherence". In Experiment 1, using an adult level version of this task, we aimed to replicate and extend this finding, first, by collecting response time (RT) data; second, by testing adults with autism of normal intelligence; and third, by testing a group of adults with Asperger syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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