Brief Report: Face Configuration Accuracy and Processing Speed Among Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Faja2009BriefRF,
  title={Brief Report: Face Configuration Accuracy and Processing Speed Among Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Susan Faja and Sara Jane Webb and Kristen L. Merkle and Elizabeth H. Aylward and Geraldine Dawson},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={532-538}
}
The present study investigates the accuracy and speed of face processing employed by high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Two behavioral experiments measured sensitivity to distances between features and face recognition when performance depended on holistic versus featural information. Results suggest adults with ASD were less accurate, but responded as quickly as controls for both tasks. In contrast to previous findings with children, adults with ASD demonstrated a… CONTINUE READING

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