The Weak Coherence Account: Detail-focused Cognitive Style in Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Happ2006TheWC,
  title={The Weak Coherence Account: Detail-focused Cognitive Style in Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={F. Happ{\'e} and U. Frith},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={5-25}
}
  • F. Happé, U. Frith
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Abstract“Weak central coherence” refers to the detail-focused processing style proposed to characterise autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The original suggestion of a core deficit in central processing resulting in failure to extract global form/meaning, has been challenged in three ways. First, it may represent an outcome of superiority in local processing. Second, it may be a processing bias, rather than deficit. Third, weak coherence may occur alongside, rather than explain, deficits in… Expand
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