The power of the positive: revisiting weak coherence in autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Happ2008ThePO,
  title={The power of the positive: revisiting weak coherence in autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Francesca G. E. Happ{\'e} and Rhonda D. L. Booth},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={50-63}
}
This paper reexamines Frith's original concept of weak coherence, its historical origins, recent reformulations, and alternative accounts. We suggest that the key notion of reduced global integration of information, which Frith proposed to underlie the assets in local processing, has been neglected in recent accounts of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In fact, most paradigms used to test weak coherence conflate global and local processing, often placing them in direct trade-off, so that it is… CONTINUE READING
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