The temporal binding deficit hypothesis of autism.

  title={The temporal binding deficit hypothesis of autism.},
  author={Jon Brock and Caroline C Brown and Jill Boucher and Gina Rippon},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={14 2},
Frith has argued that people with autism show "weak central coherence," an unusual bias toward piecemeal rather than configurational processing and a reduction in the normal tendency to process information in context. However, the precise cognitive and neurological mechanisms underlying weak central coherence are still unknown. We propose the hypothesis that the features of autism associated with weak central coherence result from a reduction in the integration of specialized local neural… CONTINUE READING
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