In search of the hidden: an fMRI study with implications for the study of patients with autism and with acquired brain injury.

@article{Manjaly2003InSO,
  title={In search of the hidden: an fMRI study with implications for the study of patients with autism and with acquired brain injury.},
  author={Zina M. Manjaly and John C. Marshall and Klaas Enno Stephan and Jennifer M. Gurd and Karl Zilles and Gereon R. Fink},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={674-83}
}
The Embedded Figures Task involves a search for a target hidden in a more complex visual pattern. The task has been used to study local perception and visual search in a range of normal and pathological populations. After acquired brain damage, impairment on embedded figures is strongly associated with aphasia; in the context of developmental disorder, people with autism or with Asperger's syndrome are reliably found to be better than normal controls on the task. The current study employed… CONTINUE READING