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dc.contributor.authorEsposito, Gianlucaen
dc.identifier.citationEsposito G. (2016). Atypical infant cries among incipient ASDs, developmentally delayed individuals, and language-impaired individuals. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 19, S9-35.en
dc.description.abstractTo better understand social communication during early human development, a growing literature is assessing the vocal production of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Previous studies have provided preliminary evidence that disruptions in cry acoustics may be part of an atypical vocal signature of autism early in life. In the current research we investigate the acoustic characteristics of cries elicited during real life events as well as cries elicited in experimentally standardized social interaction contexts (i.e. the Strange Situation Procedure -SSP). Using these approaches, we found that 15-month-olds at high risk for ASD had atypical acoustical patterns of distress vocalization (e.g. shorter cry utterances, higher fundamental frequencies). Then, next step was to assess using multiple neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques (EEG, fMRI, TMS, EKG, EMG, GSR, etc) the effect on parental perception of ASD distress vocalizations. Perceived distress engendered by ASD cries related to increased activation in brain regions associated with emotional processing.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacologyen
dc.rights© 2016 The Author (published by Oxford University Press). This paper was published in International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Oxford University Press. The published version is available at: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen
dc.titleAtypical infant cries among incipient ASDs, developmentally delayed individuals, and language-impaired individualsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen
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