Enhanced Perceptual Functioning in Autism: An Update, and Eight Principles of Autistic Perception

  title={Enhanced Perceptual Functioning in Autism: An Update, and Eight Principles of Autistic Perception},
  author={Laurent Mottron and Michelle Dawson and Isabelle Souli{\`e}res and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Hubert and Jacob A. Burack},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
We propose an “Enhanced Perceptual Functioning” model encompassing the main differences between autistic and non-autistic social and non-social perceptual processing: locally oriented visual and auditory perception, enhanced low-level discrimination, use of a more posterior network in “complex” visual tasks, enhanced perception of first order static stimuli, diminished perception of complex movement, autonomy of low-level information processing toward higher-order operations, and differential… 
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