uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Visual orienting in children with autism: Hyper-responsiveness to human eyes presented after a brief alerting audio-signal, but hyporesponsiveness to eyes presented without sound.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Autism Research, ISSN 1939-3792, E-ISSN 1939-3806Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been associated with reduced orienting to social stimuli such as eyes, but the results are inconsistent. It is not known whether atypicalities in phasic alerting could play a role in putative altered social orienting in ASD. Here, we show that in unisensory (visual) trials, children with ASD are slower to orient to eyes (among distractors) than controls matched for age, sex, and nonverbal IQ. However, in another condition where a brief spatially nonpredictive sound was presented just before the visual targets, this group effect was reversed. Our results indicate that orienting to social versus nonsocial stimuli is differently modulated by phasic alerting mechanisms in young children with ASD. Autism Res 2016. © 2016 The Authors Autism Research published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Society for Autism Research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-309280DOI: 10.1002/aur.1668PubMedID: 27454075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-309280DiVA: diva2:1051680
Available from: 2016-12-02 Created: 2016-12-02 Last updated: 2016-12-02

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kleberg, Johan LThorup, EmiliaFalck-Ytter, Terje
By organisation
Department of Psychology
In the same journal
Autism Research
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 36 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link