Precise minds in uncertain worlds: predictive coding in autism.

@article{Cruys2014PreciseMI,
  title={Precise minds in uncertain worlds: predictive coding in autism.},
  author={Sander Van de Cruys and Kris Evers and Ruth Van der Hallen and Lien Van Eylen and Bart Boets and Lee De-Wit and Johan Wagemans},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2014},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={649-75}
}
There have been numerous attempts to explain the enigma of autism, but existing neurocognitive theories often provide merely a refined description of 1 cluster of symptoms. Here we argue that deficits in executive functioning, theory of mind, and central coherence can all be understood as the consequence of a core deficit in the flexibility with which people with autism spectrum disorder can process violations to their expectations. More formally we argue that the human mind processes… CONTINUE READING
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