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Color Perception in Children with Autism

Franklin, A, Sowden, PT, Burley, R, Notman, L and Alder, E (2008) Color Perception in Children with Autism Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (10). pp. 1837-1847.

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Abstract

This study examined whether color perception is atypical in children with autism. In experiment 1, accuracy of color memory and search was compared for children with autism and typically developing children matched on age and non-verbal cognitive ability. Children with autism were significantly less accurate at color memory and search than controls. In experiment 2, chromatic discrimination and categorical perception of color were assessed using a target detection task. Children with autism were less accurate than controls at detecting chromatic targets when presented on chromatic backgrounds, although were equally as fast when target detection was accurate. The strength of categorical perception of color did not differ for the two groups. Implications for theories on perceptual development in autism are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Franklin, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sowden, PTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Burley, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Notman, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alder, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : November 2008
Identification Number : 10.1007/s10803-008-0574-6
Uncontrolled Keywords : Autism Color Perception Categorization HIGH-FUNCTIONING PERSONS CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION VISUAL-CORTEX ENHANCED DISCRIMINATION SPECTRUM DISORDERS TASK FORM CATEGORIZATION SENSITIVITY ANATOMY
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Franklin A, Sowden PT, Burley R, Notman L, Alder E (2008). Color Perception in Children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 38(10):1837-1847. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Feb 2013 13:43
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:02
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/761680

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