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Investigating the functional integrity of the dorsal visual pathway in autism and dyslexia

Pellicano, L; Gibson, L; (2008) Investigating the functional integrity of the dorsal visual pathway in autism and dyslexia. Neuropsychologia , 46 (10) pp. 2593-2596. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.04.008. Green open access

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Abstract

Numerous reports of elevated global motion thresholds across a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders have prompted researchers to suggest that abnormalities in global motion perception are a result of a general deficiency in the dorsal visual pathway. To test this hypothesis, we assessed the integrity of the dorsal visual pathway at lower subcortical (sensitivity to flicker contrast) and higher cortical (sensitivity to global motion) levels in children with autism, children with dyslexia, and typically developing children, of similar age and ability. While children with autism demonstrated intact lower-level, but impaired higher-level dorsal-stream functioning, children with dyslexia displayed abnormalities at both lower and higher levels of the dorsal visual stream. These findings suggest that these disorders can be dissociated according to the origin of the impairment along the dorsal-stream pathway. Implications for general cross-syndrome accounts are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Investigating the functional integrity of the dorsal visual pathway in autism and dyslexia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.04.008
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008....
Language: English
Additional information: © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Dorsal-stream functioning; Autism; Dyslexia; Developmental disorders; Visual perception
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475266
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