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Selective attention and perceptual load in autism spectrum disorder.

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It has been suggested that the locus of selective attention (early vs. late in processing) is dependent on the perceptual load of the task. When perceptual load is low, irrelevant distractors are processed (late selection), whereas when perceptual load is high, distractor interference disappears (early selection). Attentional abnormalities have long been reported within autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and this study is the first to examine the effect of perceptual load on selective attention ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychological science
Volume:
20
Issue:
11
Pages:
1388-1393
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
URN:
uuid:2521806e-a8fd-44dc-aed7-76f232a1f421
Source identifiers:
222958
Local pid:
pubs:222958

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