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Flexible visual processing in young adults with autism: the effects of implicit learning on a global–local task

Hayward, Dana, Shore, David, Ristic, Jelena, Kovshoff, Hanna, Iarocci, Grace, Mottron, Laurent and Burack, Jake (2012) Flexible visual processing in young adults with autism: the effects of implicit learning on a global–local task Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1485-0).

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Abstract We utilized a hierarchical figures task to
determine the default level of perceptual processing and the
flexibility of visual processing in a group of high-functioning
young adults with autism (n = 12) and a typically
developing young adults, matched by chronological age
and IQ (n = 12). In one task, participants attended to one
level of the figure and ignored the other in order to determine
the default level of processing. In the other task,
participants attended to both levels and the proportion of
trials in which a target would occur at either level was
manipulated. Both groups exhibited a global processing
bias and showed similar flexibility in performance,
suggesting that persons with autism may not be impaired in
flexible shifting between task levels.

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Accepted/In Press date: March 2012
Organisations: Clinical Neuroscience


Local EPrints ID: 337084
ISSN: 0162-3257
PURE UUID: 7f6976d7-3485-4a1a-a038-e5b711986150
ORCID for Hanna Kovshoff: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Apr 2012 14:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:05

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Author: Dana Hayward
Author: David Shore
Author: Jelena Ristic
Author: Hanna Kovshoff ORCID iD
Author: Grace Iarocci
Author: Laurent Mottron
Author: Jake Burack

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