Linguistic processing in high-functioning adults with autism or Asperger's syndrome. Is global coherence impaired?

@article{Jolliffe2000LinguisticPI,
  title={Linguistic processing in high-functioning adults with autism or Asperger's syndrome. Is global coherence impaired?},
  author={Therese Jolliffe and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={1169-87}
}
BACKGROUND Linguistic processing was explored in normally intelligent adults with either autism or Asperger's syndrome, to test if global coherence was impaired. Global coherence is the ability to establish causal connections and interrelate local chunks into higher-order chunks so that most linguistic elements are linked together thematically. Since individuals with autism are hypothesized to have weak central coherence then one would predict that the clinical groups would have difficulty… CONTINUE READING

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