ERP evidence of atypical face processing in young children with autism.


Journal Article

Autism involves a basic impairment in social cognition. This study investigated early stage face processing in young children with autism by examining the face-sensitive early negative event-related brain potential component in 3-4 year old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), typical development, and developmental delay. Results indicated that children with ASD showed a slower electrical brain response to faces and a larger amplitude response to objects compared to children with typical development and developmental delay. These findings indicate that children with ASD have a disordered pattern of brain responses to faces and objects at an early age.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webb, SJ; Dawson, G; Bernier, R; Panagiotides, H

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 881 - 890

PubMed ID

  • 16897400

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16897400

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-3257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-006-0126-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States