Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Vision Res. 2009 Nov;49(22):2705-39. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.005. Epub 2009 Aug 12.

Vision in autism spectrum disorders.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, 58 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G128QB, Scotland, UK. david@psy.gla.ac.uk

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental disorders which are thought primarily to affect social functioning. However, there is now a growing body of evidence that unusual sensory processing is at least a concomitant and possibly the cause of many of the behavioural signs and symptoms of ASD. A comprehensive and critical review of the phenomenological, empirical, neuroscientific and theoretical literature pertaining to visual processing in ASD is presented, along with a brief justification of a new theory which may help to explain some of the data, and link it with other current hypotheses about the genetic and neural aetiologies of this enigmatic condition.

PMID:
19682485
DOI:
10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center