publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

The enactive mind, or from actions to cognition: lessons from autism

Warren Jones; Ami Klin; Fred R. Volkmar; Robert T. Schultz;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2003 Journal: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, volume 358, pages 345-360 (issn: 0962-8436, eissn: 1471-2970, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
<jats:p>Normative–IQ individuals with autism are capable of solving explicit social cognitive problems at a level that is not matched by their ability to meet the demands of everyday social situations. The magnitude of this discrepancy is now being documented through newer techniques such as eye tracking, which allows us to see and measure how individuals with autism search for meaning when presented with naturalistic social scenes. This paper offers an approach to social cognitive development intended to address the above discrepancy, which is considered a key element for any understanding of the pathophysiology of autism. This approach, called the enactive min...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Research Article, Mind-blindness, Embodied cognition, Cognitive psychology, Theory of mind, Mental representation, Motor cognition, Autism, medicine.disease, medicine, Cognition, Psychology, Social cognition
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