Selective attention and perceptual load in autism spectrum disorder.

  title={Selective attention and perceptual load in autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Anna Remington and John Swettenham and Ruth Campbell and Mike Coleman},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={20 11},
It has been suggested that the locus of selective attention (early vs. late in processing) is dependent on the perceptual load of the task. When perceptual load is low, irrelevant distractors are processed (late selection), whereas when perceptual load is high, distractor interference disappears (early selection). Attentional abnormalities have long been reported within autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and this study is the first to examine the effect of perceptual load on selective attention in… CONTINUE READING


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