Autism Research

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Edited By: Anthony J. Bailey

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Online ISSN: 1939-3806

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  • Cross-Sectional Evidence for a Decrease in Cognitive Function With Age in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders?

    Cross‐Sectional Evidence for a Decrease in Cognitive Function With Age in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders?

    Means of the factors (Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Organization, and Freedom from Distractibility) of the four age cohorts of the children with ASD.

  • Risperidone and the 5-HT2A Receptor Antagonist M100907 Improve Probabilistic Reversal Learning in BTBR T + tf/J Mice

    Risperidone and the 5‐HT2A Receptor Antagonist M100907 Improve Probabilistic Reversal Learning in BTBR T + tf/J Mice

    Acquisition and reversal learning of a spatial discrimination. (A) Training and testing schedule for B6 and BTBR mice. (B) Mice were tested on acquisition and reversal learning of a spatial discrimination with an 80/20 probabilistic reinforcement schedule.

  • The Neuropsychology of Male Adults With High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome

    The Neuropsychology of Male Adults With High‐Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome

    Correlation matrices for all variables entered into the SVM. Panel A shows the correlation matrix for all subjects. Panel B shows the correlation matrix for separate groups (TD subjects below the diagonal and ASD subjects above the diagonal).

  • Absence of Preferential Unconscious Processing of Eye Contact in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Absence of Preferential Unconscious Processing of Eye Contact in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Examples of the experimental procedures. During each trial, participants were presented with dynamic Mondrian-like masks to one eye, while a target stimulus was gradually faded into the other eye in Experiments 1 (A) and 2 (B). In Experiment 3 (C), the masks and the target were presented binocularly and the target was blended in transparently on top of the masks. In all experiments, participants indicated on which side of fixation the target (or any part of the target) became visible.

  • Translation and Usability of Autism Screening and Diagnostic Tools for Autism Spectrum Conditions in India

    Translation and Usability of Autism Screening and Diagnostic Tools for Autism Spectrum Conditions in India

    The top panel (A, B) shows the cumulative distribution of scores received by the ASC and control children on the ADOS module 1 and module 3 in Bengali. The bottom panel (C, D) shows the cumulative distribution of the scores received by the ASC and control children on the ADOS module 1 and module 3 in Hindi. ADOS, Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule; ASC, autism spectrum conditions.

  • Assessing Theory of Mind Nonverbally in Those With Intellectual Disability and ASD: The Penny Hiding Game

    Assessing Theory of Mind Nonverbally in Those With Intellectual Disability and ASD: The Penny Hiding Game

    Percentage of participants committing each type of errors and tricks by group. ASD, autism spectrum disorder; ID, intellectual disability.

  • A Familial Heterozygous Null Mutation of MET in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    A Familial Heterozygous Null Mutation of MET in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Family pedigree. The MET gene deletion is represented by a red cross and C/G rs1858830 promoter SNP variants by green letter. Black: autistic patient. Gray: Patients presenting language and social impairment.

  • Cross‐Sectional Evidence for a Decrease in Cognitive Function With Age in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders?
  • Risperidone and the 5‐HT2A Receptor Antagonist M100907 Improve Probabilistic Reversal Learning in BTBR T + tf/J Mice
  • The Neuropsychology of Male Adults With High‐Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome
  • Absence of Preferential Unconscious Processing of Eye Contact in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Translation and Usability of Autism Screening and Diagnostic Tools for Autism Spectrum Conditions in India
  • Assessing Theory of Mind Nonverbally in Those With Intellectual Disability and ASD: The Penny Hiding Game
  • A Familial Heterozygous Null Mutation of MET in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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