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    Developing spatial frequency biases in face recognition in Autism and Williams syndrome

    Leonard, Hayley C. and Annaz, Dagmara and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Developing spatial frequency biases in face recognition in Autism and Williams syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41 (7), pp. 968-973. ISSN 0162-3257.

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    Abstract

    The current study investigated whether contrasting face recognition abilities in autism and Williams syndrome could be explained by different spatial frequency biases over developmental time. Typically-developing children and groups with Williams syndrome and autism were asked to recognise faces in which low, middle and high spatial frequency bands were masked. All three groups demonstrated a gradual specialisation toward the mid-band. However, while the use of high spatial frequencies decreased in control and autism groups over development, the Williams syndrome group did not display a bias toward this band at any point. These data demonstrate that typical outcomes can be achieved through atypical developmental processes, and confirm the importance of cross-syndrome studies in the investigation of developmental disorders.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 14:34
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:45
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12473

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