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    Typical auditory-motor and enhanced visual-motor temporal synchronization in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Edey, Rosanna and Brewer, R. and Bird, Geoffrey and Press, Clare (2018) Typical auditory-motor and enhanced visual-motor temporal synchronization in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 49 (2), pp. 788-793. ISSN 0162-3257.

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    Abstract

    The perception of subsecond durations in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (hereafter ‘autism’; n=25 Experiment 1, n=21 Experiment 2) and matched typical adults (n=24 Experiment 1, n=22 Experiment 2) was examined by requiring participants to perform an action in time with auditory (Experiment 1) or visual (Experiment 2) events. Individuals with autism performed comparably to typical participants in the auditory task and exhibited less temporal error relative to their typical counterparts in the visual task. These findings suggest that perception of subsecond intervals is intact in autism, if not enhanced. Results support recent Bayesian theories of enhanced visual-perceptual precision in people with autism, and extend empirical support into the precision of subsecond temporal estimates.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Clare Press
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 13:15
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:43
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23657

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