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Do children with autism 'switch off' to speech sounds? An investigation using event-related potentials

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Autism is a disorder characterized by a core impairment in social behaviour. A prominent component of this social deficit is poor orienting to speech. It is unclear whether this deficit involves an impairment in allocating attention to speech sounds, or a sensory impairment in processing phonetic information. In this study, event-related potentials of 15 children with high functioning autism (mean nonverbal IQ = 109.87) and 15 typically developing children (mean nonverbal IQ = 115.73) were re...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Dorothy V. M. Bishop
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Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Developmental Science Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
516-524
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:7049110b-2b5d-4e34-9520-61307382f975
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ora:3197
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English
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