Creativity and imagination in autism and Asperger syndrome.

  title={Creativity and imagination in autism and Asperger syndrome.},
  author={Jaime Craig and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={29 4},
Three studies are reported that address the often described impoverished creativity in autism. Using the Torrance Creativity Tests, Experiment 1 found that children with autism and Asperger syndrome (AS) showed impairments. Experiment 2 tested two explanations of these results: the executive dysfunction and the imagination deficit hypotheses. Results supported both hypotheses. Children with autism and AS could generate possible novel changes to an object, though they generated fewer of these… CONTINUE READING
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