Linking social behaviour and anxiety to attention to emotional faces in Williams syndrome.

@article{Kirk2013LinkingSB,
  title={Linking social behaviour and anxiety to attention to emotional faces in Williams syndrome.},
  author={Hannah E. Kirk and Darren R Hocking and Deborah Michelle Riby and Kim M Cornish},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={
          4608-16
        }
}
The neurodevelopmental disorder Williams syndrome (WS) has been associated with a social phenotype of hypersociability, non-social anxiety and an unusual attraction to faces. The current study uses eye tracking to explore attention allocation to emotionally expressive faces. Eye gaze and behavioural measures of anxiety and social reciprocity were investigated in adolescents and adults with WS when compared to typically developing individuals of comparable verbal mental age (VMA) and… CONTINUE READING
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