publication . Article . 2013

Individuals with Asperger's disorder exhibit difficulty in switching attention from a local level to a global level.

Katagiri, Masatoshi; Kasai, Tetsuko; Kamio, Yoko; Murohashi, Harumitsu;
Open Access
  • Published: 13 Feb 2013 Journal: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, volume 43, pages 395-403 (issn: 0162-3257, eissn: 1573-3432, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether individuals with Asperger’s disorder exhibit difficulty in switching attention from a local level to a global level. Eleven participants with Asperger’s disorder and 11 age- and gender-matched healthy controls performed a level-repetition switching task using Navon-type hierarchical stimuli. In both groups, level-repetition was beneficial at both levels. Furthermore, individuals with Asperger’s disorder exhibited difficulty in switching attention from a local level to a global level compared to control individuals. These findings suggested that there is a problem with the inhibitory mechanism that influen...
Subjects
free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Asperger syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Visual perception, Developmental psychology, Stimulus (physiology), Asperger's disorder, Visual processing, Psychology, Cognitive psychology, Level-repetition, Switching, Global, Local
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publication . Article . 2013

Individuals with Asperger's disorder exhibit difficulty in switching attention from a local level to a global level.

Katagiri, Masatoshi; Kasai, Tetsuko; Kamio, Yoko; Murohashi, Harumitsu;