The "Eye Avoidance" Hypothesis of Autism Face Processing.

  title={The "Eye Avoidance" Hypothesis of Autism Face Processing.},
  author={James W. Tanaka and Andrew Goh Lee Sung},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={46 5},
Although a growing body of research indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit selective deficits in their ability to recognize facial identities and expressions, the source of their face impairment is, as yet, undetermined. In this paper, we consider three possible accounts of the autism face deficit: (1) the holistic hypothesis, (2) the local perceptual bias hypothesis and (3) the eye avoidance hypothesis. A review of the literature indicates that contrary to the… CONTINUE READING
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