Intonation and emotion in autistic spectrum disorders.

@article{Hubbard2007IntonationAE,
  title={Intonation and emotion in autistic spectrum disorders.},
  author={Kathleen Hubbard and Doris A. Trauner},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={159-73}
}
The classic picture of an autistic individual includes an impoverished ability to interpret or express emotion. The prosody of spoken language in autistic children is thought to lack emotional content. In this study, the verbal intonation of children with autism was examined and compared to that of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and normal controls (ctrl). Utterances elicited by repetition and by spontaneous story completion were analyzed by quantifying phonetic features (pitch, amplitude… CONTINUE READING

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