Autism: Mind and Brain

Autism: Mind and Brain

by Uta Frith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198529244

ISBN-13: 9780198529248

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Autism: Mind and Brain provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on autism and highlights new techniques that will progress future understanding. With contributions from leaders in autism research, the book describes the latest advances in research, discusses way forward for future research, and presents powerful new insights into this complex

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Autism: Mind and Brain provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on autism and highlights new techniques that will progress future understanding. With contributions from leaders in autism research, the book describes the latest advances in research, discusses way forward for future research, and presents powerful new insights into this complex disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198529248
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
1Understanding autism: insights from mind and brain1
2A retrospective analysis of the clinical case records of 'autistic psychopaths' diagnosed by Hans Asperger and his team at the University Children's Hospital, Vienna21
3Identifying neurocognitive phenotypes in autism43
4Why is joint attention a pivotal skill in autism?67
5Does the perception of moving eyes trigger reflexive visual orienting in autism?89
6The pathogenesis of autism: insights from congenital blindness109
7The enactive mind, or from actions to cognition: lessons from autism127
8The systemizing quotient: an investigation of adults with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism, and normal sex differences161
9Towards an understanding of the mechanisms of weak central coherence effects: experiments in visual configural learning and auditory perception187
10Disentangling weak coherence and executive dysfunction: planning drawing in autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder211
11Autism and movement disturbance225
12Investigating individual differences in brain abnormalities in autism247
13The role of the fusiform face area in social cognition: implications for the pathobiology of autism267
Index295

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