Vision in autism spectrum disorders

Simmons, D.R., Robertson, A.E. , McKay, L.S., Toal, E., McAleer, P. and Pollick, F.E. (2009) Vision in autism spectrum disorders. Vision Research, 49(22), pp. 2705-2739. (doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.005)

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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental disorders which are thought primarily to affect social functioning. However, there is now a growing body of evidence that unusual sensory processing is at least a concomitant and possibly the cause of many of the behavioural signs and symptoms of ASD. A comprehensive and critical review of the phenomenological, empirical, neuroscientific and theoretical literature pertaining to visual processing in ASD is presented, along with a brief justification of a new theory which may help to explain some of the data, and link it with other current hypotheses about the genetic and neural aetiologies of this enigmatic condition.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McAleer, Dr Phil and Robertson, Dr Ashley and Pollick, Professor Frank and Simmons, Dr David
Authors: Simmons, D.R., Robertson, A.E., McKay, L.S., Toal, E., McAleer, P., and Pollick, F.E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Vision Research
ISSN (Online):1878-5646
Published Online:12 August 2009

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
449881Social interaction - a cognitive-neurosciences approachSimon GarrodEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/E020933/1Cognitive Neuroimaging & Neuroengineering Technologies