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    Developmental change in the ERP responses to familiar faces in toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders versus typical development

    Webb, S.J. and Jones, Emily and Merkle, K. and Venema, K. and Greenson, J. and Murias, M. and Dawson, G. (2011) Developmental change in the ERP responses to familiar faces in toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders versus typical development. Child Development 82 (6), pp. 1868-1886. ISSN 0009-3920.

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    Abstract

    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show differences in face processing abilities from early in development. To examine whether these differences reflect an atypical versus delayed developmental trajectory, neural responses to familiar and unfamiliar faces in twenty-four 18- to 47-month-old children with ASD were compared with responses of thirty-two 12- to 30-month-old typically developing children. Results of 2 experiments revealed that neural responses to faces in children with ASD resembled those observed in younger typically developing children, suggesting delayed development. Electrophysiological responses to faces were also related to parent report of adaptive social behaviors for both children with ASD and typical development. Slower development of the face processing system in ASD may be related to reduced self-directed "expected" experience with faces in early development.

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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: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 14:33
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 14:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17805

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