Detail-oriented cognitive style and social communicative deficits, within and beyond the autism spectrum: independent traits that grow into developmental interdependence

Valla, JM and Belmonte, MK ORCID: 0000-0002-4633-9400, 2013. Detail-oriented cognitive style and social communicative deficits, within and beyond the autism spectrum: independent traits that grow into developmental interdependence. Developmental Review, 33 (4). ISSN 0273-2297

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Abstract

At the heart of debates over underlying causes of autism is the "Kanner hypothesis" that autistic deficits in social reciprocity, and a cognitive/perceptual 'style' favouring detail-oriented cognition, co-vary in autistic individuals. A separate line of work indicates these two domains are normally distributed throughout the population, with autism representing an extremity. This realisation brings the Kanner debate into the realm of normative co-variation, providing more ways to test the hypothesis, and insights into typical development; for instance, in the context of normative functioning, the Kanner hypothesis implies social costs to spatial/numerical prowess.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Developmental Review
Creators: Valla, J.M. and Belmonte, M.K.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2013
Volume: 33
Number: 4
ISSN: 0273-2297
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.dr.2013.08.004DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/615

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