Developmental deficits in social perception in autism: the role of the amygdala and fusiform face area

  title={Developmental deficits in social perception in autism: the role of the amygdala and fusiform face area},
  author={R. Schultz},
  journal={International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience},
  • R. Schultz
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
  • Autism is a severe developmental disorder marked by a triad of deficits, including impairments in reciprocal social interaction, delays in early language and communication, and the presence of restrictive, repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. In this review, it is argued that the search for the neurobiological bases of the autism spectrum disorders should focus on the social deficits, as they alone are specific to autism and they are likely to be most informative with respect to modeling the… CONTINUE READING
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