The aim of the present study was to investigate the processing of the emotional and non-emotional facial expression and facial features of unfamiliar faces in individuals with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA). To this end, we tested 14 Adults with AS and HFA and 12 typically developing individuals, matched for age and education level, in a recognition task of faces in which internal features (e.g., eyes size), emotional and non-emotional facial expressions could or could not have been manipulated. Participants were asked first to undergo the recognition task and then a change detection task of the manipulation. Results show not only a face recognition impairment (lower accuracy) in the autistic group, but also a difference in the processing of facial changeable and unchangeable features, and between emotional and non-emotional expressions.

Malaspina, M., Albonico, A., Daini, R., Ricciardelli, P. (2014). Elaborazione delle espressioni facciali, emotive e non, in soggetti affetti da sindrome di Asperger o autismo ad alto funzionamento. GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA, 41(3), 573-590 [10.1421/78503].

Elaborazione delle espressioni facciali, emotive e non, in soggetti affetti da sindrome di Asperger o autismo ad alto funzionamento

MALASPINA, MANUELA;ALBONICO, ANDREA;DAINI, ROBERTA;RICCIARDELLI, PAOLA
2014

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the processing of the emotional and non-emotional facial expression and facial features of unfamiliar faces in individuals with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA). To this end, we tested 14 Adults with AS and HFA and 12 typically developing individuals, matched for age and education level, in a recognition task of faces in which internal features (e.g., eyes size), emotional and non-emotional facial expressions could or could not have been manipulated. Participants were asked first to undergo the recognition task and then a change detection task of the manipulation. Results show not only a face recognition impairment (lower accuracy) in the autistic group, but also a difference in the processing of facial changeable and unchangeable features, and between emotional and non-emotional expressions.
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Asperger syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Face recognition, Emotional expressions, Non-emotional expressions.
Italian
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Malaspina, M., Albonico, A., Daini, R., Ricciardelli, P. (2014). Elaborazione delle espressioni facciali, emotive e non, in soggetti affetti da sindrome di Asperger o autismo ad alto funzionamento. GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA, 41(3), 573-590 [10.1421/78503].
Malaspina, M; Albonico, A; Daini, R; Ricciardelli, P
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