TITLE

The cognitive neuroscience of autism

AUTHOR(S)
Baron-Cohen, S.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jul2004, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p945
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on various aspects on autism. Autism is diagnosed when a child or an adult has abnormalities in a "triad" of behavioral domains of social development, communication, and repetitive behavior/obsessive interests. Autism is also accompanied by language delay. People with autism spectrum conditions show unusually strong repetitive behavior, a strong desire for routines, and a need for sameness. One cognitive account of this aspect is of the syndrome is the executive dysfunction theory. This assumes that autism leading to persevering or inability to shift attention.
ACCESSION #
13927724

 

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