The 'Reading the Mind in Films' Task [child version]: complex emotion and mental state recognition in children with and without autism spectrum conditions.

@article{Golan2008TheT,
  title={The 'Reading the Mind in Films' Task [child version]: complex emotion and mental state recognition in children with and without autism spectrum conditions.},
  author={Ofer Golan and Simon Baron-Cohen and Yael Golan},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1534-41}
}
Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognizing others' emotions. Research has mostly focused on basic emotion recognition, devoid of context. This study reports the results of a new task, assessing recognition of complex emotions and mental states in social contexts. An ASC group (n = 23) was compared to a general population control group (n = 24). Children with ASC performed lower than controls on the task. Using task scores, more than 87% of the participants were… CONTINUE READING