L Mottron

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Atypical visual orienting to gaze- and arrow-cues in adults with high functioning autism
    Petra H J M Vlamings
    Biological Developmental Psychology Section, Faculty of Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:267-77. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Enhanced perceptual functioning in autism: an update, and eight principles of autistic perception
    Laurent Mottron
    Pervasive Developmental Disorders Specialized Clinic, Riviere des Prairies Hospital, and Fernand Seguin Research Center, University of Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:27-43. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptual processing among high-functioning persons with autism
    L Mottron
    Clinique Spécialisée de lAutisme et Service de recherche, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, and Université de Montréal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 40:203-11. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Lateral glances toward moving stimuli among young children with autism: Early regulation of locally oriented perception?
    Laurent Mottron
    University of Montreal
    Dev Psychopathol 19:23-36. 2007
  5. pmc Enhanced perception in savant syndrome: patterns, structure and creativity
    Laurent Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée de l autisme, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies7070 Boulevard Perras, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1E 1A4
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1385-91. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Matching strategies in cognitive research with individuals with high-functioning autism: current practices, instrument biases, and recommendations
    Laurent Mottron
    Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin and Département de Psychiatrie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:19-27. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Locally oriented perception with intact global processing among adolescents with high-functioning autism: evidence from multiple paradigms
    Laurent Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée des Troubles Envahissants du Développement, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:904-13. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Enhanced pitch sensitivity in individuals with autism: a signal detection analysis
    Anna Bonnel
    University of Montréal Rivière des Prairies Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 15:226-35. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Local and global processing of music in high-functioning persons with autism: beyond central coherence?
    L Mottron
    Hôpital Rivière des Prairies and Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 41:1057-65. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint A study of memory functioning in individuals with autism
    L Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée des Troubles Envahissants du Développement, H pital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 42:253-60. 2001

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Atypical visual orienting to gaze- and arrow-cues in adults with high functioning autism
    Petra H J M Vlamings
    Biological Developmental Psychology Section, Faculty of Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:267-77. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that, instead of a specific Eye Direction Detector persons with autism might have a general 'Symbol Direction Detector'...
  2. ncbi request reprint Enhanced perceptual functioning in autism: an update, and eight principles of autistic perception
    Laurent Mottron
    Pervasive Developmental Disorders Specialized Clinic, Riviere des Prairies Hospital, and Fernand Seguin Research Center, University of Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:27-43. 2006
    ..The overfunctioning of brain regions typically involved in primary perceptual functions may explain the autistic perceptual endophenotype...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptual processing among high-functioning persons with autism
    L Mottron
    Clinique Spécialisée de lAutisme et Service de recherche, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, and Université de Montréal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 40:203-11. 1999
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to apparently discrepant evidence from other studies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lateral glances toward moving stimuli among young children with autism: Early regulation of locally oriented perception?
    Laurent Mottron
    University of Montreal
    Dev Psychopathol 19:23-36. 2007
    ..These findings are initial evidence for the need to consider the neural bases and development of atypical behaviors and their implications for intervention strategies...
  5. pmc Enhanced perception in savant syndrome: patterns, structure and creativity
    Laurent Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée de l autisme, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies7070 Boulevard Perras, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1E 1A4
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1385-91. 2009
    ..In the context of autistics' enhanced perception, the nature and extent of these two mechanisms, and their possible contribution to the creativity evident in savant performance, are explored...
  6. ncbi request reprint Matching strategies in cognitive research with individuals with high-functioning autism: current practices, instrument biases, and recommendations
    Laurent Mottron
    Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin and Département de Psychiatrie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:19-27. 2004
    ..Accordingly, the former instruments are a potential source of type-1 (for cognitive deficits) or type-2 (for cognitive hyperfunctioning) errors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Locally oriented perception with intact global processing among adolescents with high-functioning autism: evidence from multiple paradigms
    Laurent Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée des Troubles Envahissants du Développement, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:904-13. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Enhanced pitch sensitivity in individuals with autism: a signal detection analysis
    Anna Bonnel
    University of Montréal Rivière des Prairies Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 15:226-35. 2003
    ..Thus, and as predicted by the enhanced perceptual functioning model for peaks of ability in autism (Mottron & Burack, 2001), autistic individuals outperform typically developing population in a variety of low-level perceptual tasks...
  9. ncbi request reprint Local and global processing of music in high-functioning persons with autism: beyond central coherence?
    L Mottron
    Hôpital Rivière des Prairies and Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 41:1057-65. 2000
    ..The present study suggests that enhanced processing of elementary physical properties of incoming stimuli, as found previously in the visual modality, may also exist in the auditory modality...
  10. ncbi request reprint A study of memory functioning in individuals with autism
    L Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée des Troubles Envahissants du Développement, H pital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 42:253-60. 2001
    ..This interpretation is consistent with other findings of enhanced processing of low-level perceptual information in the visual and auditory modality in autism...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cognitive mechanisms, specificity and neural underpinnings of visuospatial peaks in autism
    M J Caron
    Clinique spécialisée de l autisme, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies Montréal, Canada
    Brain 129:1789-802. 2006
    ..In contrast, superior or typical performance of autistics in tasks requiring global processing is inconsistent with the global-deficit-driven Weak Central Coherence hypothesis and its neurobiological magnocellular deficit counterpart...
  12. ncbi request reprint Atypical memory performance in an autistic savant
    L Mottron
    Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Memory 6:593-607. 1998
    ..The findings suggest that the outstanding episodic memory presented by some savant persons with autism might be related to an abnormally high resistance to interference...
  13. ncbi request reprint Do high functioning persons with autism present superior spatial abilities?
    M J Caron
    Clinique spécialisée des Troubles Envahissants du Développement, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, 7070 Boul Perras, Montreal PQ, Canada H1E 1A4
    Neuropsychologia 42:467-81. 2004
    ..At a neuro-anatomical level, these findings suggest an intact dorso-lateral pathway, and enhanced performance in non social tasks relying on the infero-temporal pathway...
  14. ncbi request reprint Face perception in high-functioning autistic adults: evidence for superior processing of face parts, not for a configural face-processing deficit
    A Lahaie
    Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Neuropsychology 20:30-41. 2006
    ..The face-processing peculiarities known to characterize autism are discussed on the basis of these results and past congruent results with nonsocial stimuli...
  15. ncbi request reprint Local bias in autistic subjects as evidenced by graphic tasks: perceptual hierarchization or working memory deficit?
    L Mottron
    Université de Montréal and Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, QC, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 40:743-55. 1999
    ..Alternatively, the executive function hypothesis suggests that autism brings about limitations in the complexity of information that can be manipulated in short-term visual memory during graphic planning...
  16. ncbi request reprint Non-algorithmic access to calendar information in a calendar calculator with autism
    L Mottron
    Psychiatry Department, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, H1E1A4, Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:239-47. 2006
    ..The possible role of a functional rededication of low-level perceptual systems to the processing of symbolic information in savants is discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum disorders associated with X chromosome markers in French-Canadian males
    J Gauthier
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Research Centre, Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Mol Psychiatry 11:206-13. 2006
    ..00001). These results provide support for the existence of a locus on the X chromosome that predisposes the FC to autism spectrum disorders...
  18. ncbi request reprint The level and nature of autistic intelligence
    Michelle Dawson
    Pervasive Developmental Disorders Specialized Clinic, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychol Sci 18:657-62. 2007
    ..We conclude that intelligence has been underestimated in autistics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Global-local visual processing in high functioning children with autism: structural vs. implicit task biases
    Grace Iarocci
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:117-29. 2006
    ..This suggests that autism is associated with differences in the executive control processes used to guide attention to either the global or local level, and strategies may be more "data driven"...
  20. ncbi request reprint Local bias and local-to-global interference without global deficit: a robust finding in autism under various conditions of attention, exposure time, and visual angle
    Lixin Wang
    School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
    Cogn Neuropsychol 24:550-74. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Motion perception in autism: a "complex" issue
    Armando Bertone
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 15:218-25. 2003
    ..The contribution of this finding with regards to abnormal perceptual integration in autism, its effect on cognitive operations, and possible behavioral implications are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Mutation screening of FOXP2 in individuals diagnosed with autistic disorder
    Julie Gauthier
    Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 118:172-5. 2003
    ..Using an intra-family association design, we identified no transmission disequilibrium in any of the four identified alleles, suggesting that the FOXP2 gene does not play a significant role in AD...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Elements of a clinical differential diagnosis between Asperger syndrome and the schizoid/paranoid personality]
    Laurent Mottron
    Clinique spécialisée de l autisme, hôpital Rivières des Prairies, et département de psychiatrie de l Université de Montréal
    Sante Ment Que 32:367-75. 2007
    ..Consequences for case management are also reported...
  24. ncbi request reprint EEG correlates of emotions in dream narratives from typical young adults and individuals with autistic spectrum disorders
    Anne Marie Daoust
    Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychophysiology 45:299-308. 2008
    ..Distinctive Alpha EEG patterns and asymmetries suggest that dream generation implies different brain connectivity in ASD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Temporal context memory in high-functioning autism
    Agnès Gras-Vincendon
    Service psychothérapique pour enfants et adolescents, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
    Autism 11:523-34. 2007
    ..We suggest that individuals with autism are as efficient on this task as typically developing subjects because contextual memory performance here involves more automatic than organizational processing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dream content analysis in persons with an autism spectrum disorder
    Anne Marie Daoust
    Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:634-43. 2008
    ..It is concluded that these characteristics of dreaming in ASD may reflect neurocognitive dimensions specific to this condition...
  27. ncbi request reprint Benefits and pitfalls in the merging of disciplines: the example of developmental psychopathology and the study of persons with autism
    Jacob A Burack
    Department of Educational Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 14:225-37. 2002
    ..This will lead to scientifically compelling work and an increasingly heuristic approach to the study of persons with autism...
  28. ncbi request reprint Developmental changes of autistic symptoms
    Shirley Fecteau
    Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    Autism 7:255-68. 2003
    ..The finding that improvement was not linked to level of functioning and was found in individuals still positive for a diagnosis of autism suggests that improvement belongs to the 'natural history' of the handicap...
  29. ncbi request reprint Atypical categorical perception in autism: autonomy of discrimination?
    Isabelle Soulieres
    Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal and Clinique spécialisée des troubles Envahissants du Développement, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:481-90. 2007
    ..The absence of influence of categorical knowledge on discrimination suggests an increased autonomy of low-level perceptual processes in autism, in the form of a reduced top-down influence from categories toward discrimination...
  30. ncbi request reprint EEG spectral analysis of wakefulness and REM sleep in high functioning autistic spectrum disorders
    Anne Marie Daoust
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, Laboratoire du Sommeil, Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, 7070 Boulevard Perras, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1E 1A4
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1368-73. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of temporo-occipital regions in the pathophysiology of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) by using REM sleep and waking EEG...
  31. ncbi request reprint Impaired face processing in autism: fact or artifact?
    Boutheina Jemel
    Research Laboratory in Neuroscience and Cognitive Electrophysiology, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:91-106. 2006
    ..The present paper reviews this bulk of empirical evidence, and concludes that the versatility and abilities of face processing in persons with autism have been underestimated...
  32. ncbi request reprint NLGN3/NLGN4 gene mutations are not responsible for autism in the Quebec population
    Julie Gauthier
    Research Institute of the McGill University, Health Center, Cedar Ave, Montreal, H3G 1A4, Canada
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 132:74-5. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Quantification judgement in high functioning autism: superior or different?
    Louise Gagnon
    Departement de Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:679-89. 2004
    ..Possible explanations for these results are discussed with reference to models of locally-oriented information processing in autism...
  34. ncbi request reprint Atypical sleep architecture and the autism phenotype
    Elyse Limoges
    Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Brain 128:1049-61. 2005
    ..Moreover, the results are consistent with an atypical organization of neural networks subserving the macro- and microstructure of sleep in ASD. We are furthering this research with quantified analysis of sleep EEG...
  35. ncbi request reprint Enhanced and diminished visuo-spatial information processing in autism depends on stimulus complexity
    Armando Bertone
    Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory, Ecole d Optometrie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Brain 128:2430-41. 2005
    ..We suggest that atypical neural connectivity, resulting in enhanced lateral inhibition, may account for both enhanced and decreased low-level information processing in autism...
  36. ncbi request reprint Can spectro-temporal complexity explain the autistic pattern of performance on auditory tasks?
    Fabienne Samson
    Pervasive Developmental Disorders Specialized Clinic, Riviere des Prairies Hospital, and Fernand Seguin Research Center, University of Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:65-76. 2006
    ..Neural complexity required to perform auditory tasks may therefore explain pattern of performance and activation of autistic individuals during auditory tasks...
  37. ncbi request reprint Eyes are special but not for everyone: the case of autism
    Jelena Ristic
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 24:715-8. 2005
    ....