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    Atypical topographical organization of global form and motion processing in 5-month-old infants at risk for Autism

    Nystrom, P. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Darki, F. and Bolte, S. and Falck-Ytter, T. (2020) Atypical topographical organization of global form and motion processing in 5-month-old infants at risk for Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Research indicates that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are superior at local processing while the integration of local features to global percepts is reduced. Here, we compared infants at familiar risk for ASD to typically developing infants in terms of global coherence processing at 5 months of age, using steady state visually evoked potentials (SSVEP). We found a different topographical organization for global form and motion processing in infants at risk (n=50) than in controls (n=23). In contrast, activation patterns for local visual change was strikingly similar between groups. Although preliminary, the results represent the first neurophysiological evidence supporting the view that basic atypicalities in perception may play a role in the developmental pathways leading to ASD.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Emily Jones
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 10:21
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 22:12
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31756

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