Scan Path Differences and Similarities During Emotion Perception in those With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Scan Path Differences and Similarities During Emotion Perception in those With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={M. Rutherford and A. M. Towns},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • M. Rutherford, A. M. Towns
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Typical adults use predictable scan patterns while observing faces. Some research suggests that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) instead attend to eyes less, and perhaps to the mouth more. The current experiment was designed as a direct measure of scan paths that people with and without ASD use when identifying simple and complex emotions. Participants saw photos of emotions and chose emotion labels. Scan paths were measured via infrared corneal reflectance. Both groups looked… CONTINUE READING
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