Finding a face in the crowd: testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger Syndrome.

@article{Ashwin2006FindingAF,
  title={Finding a face in the crowd: testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger Syndrome.},
  author={Chris Ashwin and Sally Wheelwright and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={78-95}
}
Social threat captures attention and is processed rapidly and efficiently, with many lines of research showing involvement of the amygdala. Visual search paradigms looking at social threat have shown angry faces 'pop-out' in a crowd, compared to happy faces. Autism and Asperger Syndrome (AS) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits, abnormal face processing, and amygdala dysfunction. We tested adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) and AS using a facial visual… CONTINUE READING

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome ( AS ) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits , abnormal face processing , and amygdala dysfunction .
Autism and Asperger Syndrome ( AS ) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits , abnormal face processing , and amygdala dysfunction .
Autism and Asperger Syndrome ( AS ) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits , abnormal face processing , and amygdala dysfunction .
Autism and Asperger Syndrome ( AS ) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits , abnormal face processing , and amygdala dysfunction .
Autism and Asperger Syndrome ( AS ) are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by social deficits , abnormal face processing , and amygdala dysfunction .
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