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Mind-reading difficulties in the siblings of people with Asperger's syndrome: evidence for a genetic influence in the abnormal development of a specific cognitive domain.

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BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that the phenotype associated with Asperger's syndrome (AS) includes difficulties in understanding the mental states of others, leading to difficulties in social communication and social relationships. It has also been suggested that the first-degree relatives of those with AS can demonstrate similar difficulties, albeit to a lesser extent. This study examined 'theory of mind' (ToM) abilities in the siblings of children with AS relative to a matched cont...

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
412-418
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:e4c4cf1e-ec23-4dfe-a00e-aa0987ca41ea
Source identifiers:
387440
Local pid:
pubs:387440

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