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Motion and form coherence detection in autistic spectrum disorder: Relationship to motor control and 2 : 4 digit ratio

Milne, E; White, S; Campbell, R; Swettenham, J; Hansen, P; Ramus, F; (2006) Motion and form coherence detection in autistic spectrum disorder: Relationship to motor control and 2 : 4 digit ratio. J AUTISM DEV DISORD , 36 (2) 225 - 237. 10.1007/s10803-005-0052-3.

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Abstract

Children with autistic spectrum disorder and controls performed tasks of coherent motion and form detection, and motor control. Additionally, the ratio of the 2nd and 4th digits of these children, which is thought to be ail indicator of foetal testosterone. was measured. Children in the experimental group were impaired at tasks of motor control, and had lower 2D:4D than controls. There were no group differences in motion or form detection. However a sub-group of children with autism were selectively impaired at motion detection. There were significant relationships between motion coherence detection and motor control in both groups of children, and also between motion detection, fine motor control and 2D:4D in the group of children with autistic spectrum disorder.

Type:Article
Title:Motion and form coherence detection in autistic spectrum disorder: Relationship to motor control and 2 : 4 digit ratio
DOI:10.1007/s10803-005-0052-3
Keywords:motion detection, motor control, foetal testosterone, autistic spectrum disorder, DORSAL STREAM FUNCTION, DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA, ASPERGER SYNDROME, VISUAL-MOTION, MAGNOCELLULAR DEFICIT, WILLIAMS-SYNDROME, CHILDREN, CEREBELLAR, IMPAIRMENT, PERCEPTION
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Developmental Science
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences

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