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Title: Investigating multisensory integration and categorical perception in autism
Authors: Chong, Sophia Nyiuk Sing
Chan, Charlene Qing Wern
Joseph, Vanessa Joan
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disorders marked by core clinical features such as social communication impairments and repetitive behavior. The symptoms range in severity, which in turn can affect the quality of life people with autism have. Therefore, it is crucial to discover the root mechanisms behind the symptoms so that more sensitive and personalized treatments may be implemented. Drawing from a recent study involving the Bouba-Kiki task, two possible mechanisms - multisensory integration and categorical perception - that underlie behavioral impairments of autism have been identified. This paper expands on the study by connecting its results to other literature and hypothesizes that people with autism display multisensory integration deficits and atypical categorical perceptions. Limitations and future considerations are also discussed.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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