The boundaries of the cognitive phenotype of autism: theory of mind, central coherence and ambiguous figure perception in young people with autistic traits.

@article{Best2008TheBO,
  title={The boundaries of the cognitive phenotype of autism: theory of mind, central coherence and ambiguous figure perception in young people with autistic traits.},
  author={Catherine S Best and Vivien J. Moffat and Michael John Power and David G. C. Owens and Eve C. Johnstone},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={840-7}
}
Theory of Mind, Weak Central Coherence and executive dysfunction, were investigated as a function of behavioural markers of autism. This was irrespective of the presence or absence of a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder. Sixty young people completed the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), false belief tests, the block design test, viewed visual illusions and an ambiguous figure. A logistic regression was performed and it was found that Theory of Mind, central coherence and… CONTINUE READING

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