Autism: Mind and Brain

Autism: Mind and Brain

by Uta Frith, Elisabeth L. Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198529244

ISBN-13: 9780198529248

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In a volume being reissued perhaps because this puzzling neurodevelopmental disorder continues to attract scientific and public attention, Firth (cognitive neuroscience, U. College London) and Hill (psychology, U. of London) note that autism's definition remains in question. Exploring the issues that autism raises, contributors to 13 chapters present the latest

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In a volume being reissued perhaps because this puzzling neurodevelopmental disorder continues to attract scientific and public attention, Firth (cognitive neuroscience, U. College London) and Hill (psychology, U. of London) note that autism's definition remains in question. Exploring the issues that autism raises, contributors to 13 chapters present the latest research evidence (e.g., hypoactivity in a face-recognition area of the brain) and theory (including the extreme male brain theory). Originally published as part of an issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Series B, v.358, 275-427). Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

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