BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Deviant gaze processing in children with autism: an ERP study

    Senju, Atsushi and Tojo, Y. and Yaguchi, K. and Hasegawa, T. (2005) Deviant gaze processing in children with autism: an ERP study. Neuropsychologia 43 (9), pp. 1297-1306. ISSN 0028-3932.

    Full text not available from this repository.

    Abstract

    This study investigated event-related potentials (ERP) during an oddball task in which detection of specific eye direction was required of children with and without autism. The detection of a change in eye direction elicited occipito-temporal negativity, which had two major differences between children with and without autism. First, while this occipito-temporal negativity predominated in the right hemisphere of typically developed children, it was distributed equally bilaterally in children with autism. Second, the amplitude of this negativity was more pronounced in typically developed children in response to the detection of direct gaze as compared to averted gaze, but was not sensitive to direct/averted gaze direction in children with autism, which converges with behavioral reports. The results concur with previous literature, suggesting the importance of the right hemisphere, especially the superior temporal sulcus, in gaze processing. Results indicate that deviant neural substrates might be involved in gaze processing in individuals with autism.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 10:43
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 10:43
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30911

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    0Downloads
    62Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item