Auditory discrimination and auditory sensory behaviours in autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Jones2009AuditoryDA,
  title={Auditory discrimination and auditory sensory behaviours in autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Catherine R G Jones and Francesca Happ{\'e} and Gillian Baird and Emily Simonoff and Anita J. S. Marsden and Jenifer Tregay and Rebecca J Phillips and Usha Goswami and Jennifer M. Thomson and Tony Charman},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 13},
  pages={2850-8}
}
It has been hypothesised that auditory processing may be enhanced in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We tested auditory discrimination ability in 72 adolescents with ASD (39 childhood autism; 33 other ASD) and 57 IQ and age-matched controls, assessing their capacity for successful discrimination of the frequency, intensity and duration differences in pairs of sounds. At the group level, auditory discrimination ability did not differ between the adolescents with and without ASD. However, we… CONTINUE READING
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