Atsushi Senju

Summary

Affiliation: University of London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The eye contact effect: mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:127-34. 2009
  2. pmc Absence of contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Biol Lett 3:706-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Gaze following in human infants depends on communicative signals
    Atsushi Senju
    School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 18:668-71. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Mindblind eyes: an absence of spontaneous theory of mind in Asperger syndrome
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Science 325:883-5. 2009
  5. pmc Cultural modulation of face and gaze scanning in young children
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e74017. 2013
  6. pmc The importance of the eyes: communication skills in infants of blind parents
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130436. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Atypical development of spontaneous social cognition in autism spectrum disorders
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London, UK
    Brain Dev 35:96-101. 2013
  8. pmc Spontaneous theory of mind and its absence in autism spectrum disorders
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Neuroscientist 18:108-13. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Brief report: does eye contact induce contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorder?
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1598-602. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Atypical eye contact in autism: models, mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:1204-14. 2009

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint The eye contact effect: mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:127-34. 2009
    ..Specifically, we hypothesize that perceived eye contact is initially detected by a subcortical route, which then modulates the activation of the social brain as it processes the accompanying detailed sensory information...
  2. pmc Absence of contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Biol Lett 3:706-8. 2007
    ..Current results suggest that contagious yawning is impaired in ASD, which may relate to their impairment in empathy. It supports the claim that contagious yawning is based on the capacity for empathy...
  3. doi request reprint Gaze following in human infants depends on communicative signals
    Atsushi Senju
    School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 18:668-71. 2008
    ..Whereas gaze following in many nonhuman species supports social information gathering [14-18], in humans it initially appears to reflect the expectation of a more active, communicative role from the information source...
  4. doi request reprint Mindblind eyes: an absence of spontaneous theory of mind in Asperger syndrome
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Science 325:883-5. 2009
    ..This was not the case for individuals with Asperger syndrome (n = 19). Thus, these individuals do not attribute mental states spontaneously, but they may be able to do so in explicit tasks through compensatory learning...
  5. pmc Cultural modulation of face and gaze scanning in young children
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e74017. 2013
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  6. pmc The importance of the eyes: communication skills in infants of blind parents
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130436. 2013
    ..Indeed, the need to switch between different types of communication strategy may actually enhance other skills during development...
  7. doi request reprint Atypical development of spontaneous social cognition in autism spectrum disorders
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London, UK
    Brain Dev 35:96-101. 2013
    ..These results are consistent with the claim that individuals with ASD do not spontaneously attend to socially relevant information, even though they can easily process the same information when their attention is navigated towards it...
  8. pmc Spontaneous theory of mind and its absence in autism spectrum disorders
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Neuroscientist 18:108-13. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that the capacity for theory of mind develops much earlier than was previously thought, and the absence of spontaneous theory of mind may relate to impairment in social interaction and communication found in ASD...
  9. doi request reprint Brief report: does eye contact induce contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorder?
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1598-602. 2009
    ..Current results suggest that contagious yawning could occur in ASD under an experimental condition in which they are instructed to fixate on the yawning eyes...
  10. doi request reprint Atypical eye contact in autism: models, mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:1204-14. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Developmental and comparative perspectives of contagious yawning
    Atsushi Senju
    Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    Front Neurol Neurosci 28:113-9. 2010
    ..These results from developmental and comparative studies are consistent with the claim that the mechanism underlying contagious yawning relates to the capacity for empathy...
  12. doi request reprint Absence of spontaneous action anticipation by false belief attribution in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Dev Psychopathol 22:353-60. 2010
    ..The results suggest that children with ASD have an impairment in false belief attribution, which is independent of their verbal ability...
  13. pmc Do 18-month-olds really attribute mental states to others? A critical test
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 22:878-80. 2011
    ..These data constitute compelling evidence that 18-month-olds infer perceptual access and appreciate its causal role in altering the epistemic states of other people...
  14. doi request reprint Understanding the referential nature of looking: infants' preference for object-directed gaze
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    Cognition 108:303-19. 2008
    ..These results indicate that infants at this age can encode eye direction in referential terms in the presence of communication cues and are biased to attend to scenes with object-directed gaze...
  15. doi request reprint Is anyone looking at me? Direct gaze detection in children with and without autism
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, The Henry Wellcome Building, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Brain Cogn 67:127-39. 2008
    ..These results suggest that children with autism use featural information to detect direct gaze, whereas typically developing children use configural information to detect direct gaze...
  16. ncbi request reprint Precursors to social and communication difficulties in infants at-risk for autism: gaze following and attentional engagement
    Rachael Bedford
    Centre for Research in Autism and Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 25 Woburn Square, London, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:2208-18. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that the subtle emergence of difficulties in JA in infancy may be related to ASD and other atypical outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint Automated gaze-contingent objects elicit orientation following in 8-month-old infants
    Fani Deligianni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychol 47:1499-503. 2011
    ..The results are consistent with the idea that, in 8-month-old infants, the detection of contingent reactivity, like other communicative signals, can itself elicit the illusion of being addressed...
  18. doi request reprint Spontaneous belief attribution in younger siblings of children on the autism spectrum
    Teodora Gliga
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London
    Dev Psychol 50:903-13. 2014
    ..We conclude that difficulties with using mental state understanding for action prediction may be an endophenotype of autism spectrum disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  19. pmc Dogs catch human yawns
    Ramiro M Joly-Mascheroni
    School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Biol Lett 4:446-8. 2008
    ..Understanding the mechanism as well as the function of contagious yawning between humans and dogs requires more detailed investigation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reflexive orienting in response to eye gaze and an arrow in children with and without autism
    Atsushi Senju
    Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:445-58. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Deviant gaze processing in children with autism: an ERP study
    Atsushi Senju
    Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, 3 8 1 Komaba, Meguro ku, Tokyo 153 8902, Japan
    Neuropsychologia 43:1297-306. 2005
    ..Results indicate that deviant neural substrates might be involved in gaze processing in individuals with autism...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do the upright eyes have it?
    Atsushi Senju
    University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:223-8. 2006
    ..A critical role for the morphological information of upright eyes, which can be distorted by "eye inversion," in direct gaze processing is suggested...
  23. ncbi request reprint Active processing of biological motion perception: an ERP study
    Masahiro Hirai
    Department of Multi disciplinary Sciences, Course of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 3 4 1 Komaba, Meguro ku, Tokyo, 153 8902, Japan
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 23:387-96. 2005
    ..These results suggest that in this experimental design, processing of BM is modulated by attention...
  24. ncbi request reprint 'Autistic' traits in non-autistic Japanese populations: relationships with personality traits and cognitive ability
    Yura Kunihira
    Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 153 8902, Tokyo, Japan
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:553-66. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Eye contact does not facilitate detection in children with autism
    Atsushi Senju
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Cognition 89:B43-51. 2003
    ..This might result in altered eye-contact behavior, which hampers subsequent development of social and communicative skills...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Reading mind from pictures of eyes: theory of mind, language ability, general intellectual ability, and autism]
    Atsushi Senju
    Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro ku, Tokyo 153 8902
    Shinrigaku Kenkyu 73:64-70. 2002
    ..These results suggest both the independence of mind-reading ability from language ability and general intelligence, and a strong relationship between theory of mind deficit and the autistic disorder...