Reasoning on the basis of fantasy content: two studies with high-functioning autistic adolescents.

@article{Morsanyi2012ReasoningOT,
  title={Reasoning on the basis of fantasy content: two studies with high-functioning autistic adolescents.},
  author={Kinga Morsanyi and Simon Handley},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={2297-311}
}
Reasoning about problems with empirically false content can be hard, as the inferences that people draw are heavily influenced by their background knowledge. However, presenting empirically false premises in a fantasy context helps children and adolescents to disregard their beliefs, and to reason on the basis of the premises. The aim of the present experiments was to see if high-functioning adolescents with autism are able to utilize fantasy context to the same extent as typically developing… CONTINUE READING

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