Ventral stream visual processing and the autism spectrum

Emma Jane Grinter

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

[Truncated] The Weak Central Coherence (WCC; Frith & Happé, 1994) theory of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) posits that individuals with an ASD have difficulty integrating local information to form a coherent global percept. Recent studies have provided evidence for a profile of visual ability in the dorsal visual pathway in ASDs that is consistent with WCC. The over-arching aim of the research reported in this thesis was to determine whether a similar profile of ability extends to the ventral visual pathway for both individuals with an ASD and individuals with high levels of autistic traits within the general population. A literature review, a pilot study and four experimental studies addressed this major aim.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
StateUnpublished - 2009

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Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Grinter, EJ 2009, 'Ventral stream visual processing and the autism spectrum', Doctor of Philosophy.

Ventral stream visual processing and the autism spectrum. / Grinter, Emma Jane.

2009.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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