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Intact automatic imitation of human and robot actions in autism spectrum disorders.

Abstract:

The existence of a specialized imitation module in humans is hotly debated. Studies suggesting a specific imitation impairment in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) support a modular view. However, the voluntary imitation tasks used in these studies (which require socio-cognitive abilities in addition to imitation for successful performance) cannot support claims of a specific impairment. Accordingly, an automatic imitation paradigm (a 'cleaner' measure of imitative ability) was...

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10.1098/rspb.2007.1019

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
274
Issue:
1628
Pages:
3027-3031
Publication date:
2007-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:2f6d0c1e-8793-46b6-9b95-e6a21b3d0f43
Source identifiers:
262968
Local pid:
pubs:262968

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