Bottom-up attention orienting in young children with autism.

  title={Bottom-up attention orienting in young children with autism.},
  author={Dima Amso and Sara Haas and Elena J Tenenbaum and Julie Markant and Stephen J Sheinkopf},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={44 3},
We examined the impact of simultaneous bottom-up visual influences and meaningful social stimuli on attention orienting in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Relative to typically-developing age and sex matched participants, children with ASDs were more influenced by bottom-up visual scene information regardless of whether social stimuli and bottom-up scene properties were congruent or competing. This initial reliance on bottom-up strategies correlated with severity of social… CONTINUE READING

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