Preliminary evidence for deficits in multisensory integration in autism spectrum disorders: The mirror neuron hypothesis

  title={Preliminary evidence for deficits in multisensory integration in autism spectrum disorders: The mirror neuron hypothesis},
  author={Lindsay M. Oberman and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  pages={348 - 355}
Abstract Autism is a complex disorder, characterized by social, cognitive, communicative, and motor symptoms. One suggestion, proposed in the current study, to explain the spectrum of symptoms is an underlying impairment in multisensory integration (MSI) systems such as a mirror neuron-like system. The mirror neuron system, thought to play a critical role in skills such as imitation, empathy, and language can be thought of as a multisensory system, converting sensory stimuli into motor… 

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