Spatial working memory deficits in autism.

  title={Spatial working memory deficits in autism.},
  author={Shelly D Steele and Nancy J. Minshew and Beatriz Luna and John A. Sweeney},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={37 4},
Previous studies have reported working memory deficits in autism, but this finding has been inconsistent. One possibility is that deficits in this domain may be present only when working memory load exceeds some limited capacity. High-functioning individuals with autism performed the CANTAB computerized test of spatial working memory. Individuals with autism made more errors than a matched group of typically developing controls on this task, and were less likely to consistently use a specific… CONTINUE READING

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