Intact and impaired mechanisms of action understanding in autism.

  title={Intact and impaired mechanisms of action understanding in autism.},
  author={Giacomo Vivanti and Carolyn E B McCormick and Gregory S Young and Floridette Abucayan and Naomi V Hatt and Aparna S Nadig and Sally Ozonoff and Sally J. Rogers},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={47 3},
Typically developing children understand and predict others' behavior by extracting and processing relevant information such as the logic of their actions within the situational constraints and the intentions conveyed by their gaze direction and emotional expressions. Children with autism have difficulties understanding and predicting others' actions. With the use of eye tracking and behavioral measures, we investigated action understanding mechanisms used by 18 children with autism and a well… CONTINUE READING

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