Face identity recognition in autism spectrum disorders: A review of behavioral studies

@article{Weigelt2012FaceIR,
  title={Face identity recognition in autism spectrum disorders: A review of behavioral studies},
  author={Sarah Weigelt and Kami Koldewyn and Nancy Kanwisher},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1060-1084}
}
  • Sarah Weigelt, Kami Koldewyn, Nancy Kanwisher
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    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral…
    2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Face recognition--the ability to recognize a person from their facial appearance--is essential for normal social interaction. Face recognition deficits have been implicated in the most common disorder of social interaction: autism. Here we ask: is face identity recognition in fact impaired in people with autism? Reviewing behavioral studies we find no strong evidence for a qualitative difference in how facial identity is processed between those with and without autism: markers of typical face… CONTINUE READING

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