Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing.

@article{Bookheimer2008FrontalCT,
  title={Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing.},
  author={Susan Y. Bookheimer and A Ting Wang and Ashley M. Scott and Marian Sigman and Mirella Dapretto},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={922-32}
}
Functional neuroimaging studies of face processing deficits in autism have typically focused on visual processing regions, such as the fusiform face area (FFA), which have shown reduced activity in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), though inconsistently. We recently reported reduced activity in the inferior frontal region in ASD, implicating impaired mirror-neuron systems during face processing. In the present study, we used fMRI during a face processing task in which subjects had to match faces… CONTINUE READING