Faces do not capture special attention in children with autism spectrum disorder: a change blindness study.

@article{Kikuchi2009FacesDN,
  title={Faces do not capture special attention in children with autism spectrum disorder: a change blindness study.},
  author={Yukiko Kikuchi and Atsushi Senju and Yoshikuni Tojo and Hiroo Osanai and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={1421-33}
}
Two experiments investigated attention of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to faces and objects. In both experiments, children (7- to 15-year-olds) detected the difference between 2 visual scenes. Results in Experiment 1 revealed that typically developing children (n = 16) detected the change in faces faster than in objects, whereas children with ASD (n = 16) were equally fast in detecting changes in faces and objects. These results were replicated in Experiment 2 (n = 16 in… CONTINUE READING