Do the eyes have it? Inferring mental states from animated faces in autism.

@article{Back2007DoTE,
  title={Do the eyes have it? Inferring mental states from animated faces in autism.},
  author={Elisa Back and Danielle Ropar and Peter Mitchell},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={397-411}
}
The ability of individuals with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) to infer mental states from dynamic and static facial stimuli was investigated. In Experiment 1, individuals with ASD (10- to 14-year olds; N=18) performed above chance but not as well as controls. Accuracy scores for mental states did not differ between dynamic and static faces. Furthermore, participants with ASD gained higher scores when the eyes conveyed information than when this region remained static and neutral. Experiment… CONTINUE READING

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