Affiliation: University of Cambridge
- Eagle-eyed visual acuity: an experimental investigation of enhanced perception in autismEmma Ashwin
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Biol Psychiatry 65:17-21. 2009..However, it remains unclear whether these abilities are specifically the result of differences in sensory thresholds (low-level processing), rather than higher-level cognitive processes...
- Fetal testosterone and empathy: evidence from the empathy quotient (EQ) and the "reading the mind in the eyes" testEmma Chapman
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Soc Neurosci 1:135-48. 2006..These results also have implications for the causes of disabilities involving empathy, such as autism spectrum conditions, and may explain the increased rate of such conditions among males...
- Attention bias to faces in Asperger Syndrome: a pictorial emotion Stroop studyChris Ashwin
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Psychol Med 36:835-43. 2006..Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a neuropsychiatric condition with social and communication deficits, repetitive behaviours and narrow interests. Social deficits are particularly striking, including difficulties in understanding others...
- Positive and negative gaze perception in autism spectrum conditionsChris Ashwin
Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Soc Neurosci 4:153-64. 2009..This latter finding is consistent with the extreme male brain theory of autism, and with the idea that people with ASC have less gaze expertise...
- Finding a face in the crowd: testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger SyndromeChris Ashwin
Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 2AH, UK
Brain Cogn 61:78-95. 2006..We conclude there are intact threat detection mechanisms in AS, under simple and predictable conditions, but that like other face-perception tasks, the visual search of threat faces task reveals atypical face-processing in HFA/AS...
- Differential activation of the amygdala and the 'social brain' during fearful face-processing in Asperger SyndromeChris Ashwin
Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd, Cambridge CB2 2AH, UK
Neuropsychologia 45:2-14. 2007..HFA/AS are associated with different patterns of activation of social brain areas during fearful emotion processing, and the absence in the HFA/AS brain of a response to varying emotional intensity...
- Talent in autism: hyper-systemizing, hyper-attention to detail and sensory hypersensitivitySimon Baron-Cohen
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1377-83. 2009..We conclude that the origins of the association between autism and talent begin at the sensory level, include excellent attention to detail and end with hyper-systemizing...
- Change detection in children with autism: an auditory event-related fMRI studyMarie Gomot
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK
Neuroimage 29:475-84. 2006..Abnormalities involved a cortical network known to have a role in attention switching and attentional resource distribution. These results throw light on the neurophysiological processes underlying autistic 'resistance to change'...
- Laterality biases to chimeric faces in Asperger syndrome: what is 'right' about face-processing?Chris Ashwin
Department of Psychology and Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
J Autism Dev Disord 35:183-96. 2005..Further, the AS group showed an LVF bias in the non-social condition. These results show a differential pattern of hemispheric processing of faces in AS...
- Functional disconnectivity of the medial temporal lobe in Asperger's syndromeDavid E Welchew
Brain Mapping Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Biol Psychiatry 57:991-8. 2005..Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental conditions that may be caused by abnormal connectivity between brain regions constituting neurocognitive networks for specific aspects of social cognition...