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Autism - Mind and Brain
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Introduction ; 1. Understanding autism: insights from mind and brain ; 2. A retrospective analysis of the clinical case records of 'autistic psychopaths' diagnosed by Hans Asperger and his team at the University Children's Hospital, Vienna ; 3. Identifying neurocognitive phenotypes in autism ; 4. Why is joint attention a pivotal skill in autism? ; 5. Does the perception of moving eyes trigger reflexive visual orienting in autism? ; 6. The pathogenesis of autism: insights from congenital blindness ; 7. The enactive mind, or from actions to cognition: lessons from autism ; 8. The systemizing quotient: an investigation of adults with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism and normal sex differences ; 9. Towards an understanding of the mechanisms of weak central coherence effects: experiments in visual configural learning and auditory perception ; 10. Disentangling weak coherence and executive dysfunction: planning drawing in autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ; 11. Autism and movement disturbance ; 12. Investigating individual differences in brain abnormalities in autism ; 13. The role of the fusiform face area in social cognition: implications for the pathobiology of autism

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This book is a valuable collection of recent findings about autism and ASDs, and should definitely be within hands-reach of any serious researcher in the field. I recommend it for academic researchers, graduate students, clinicians and other professionals. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18 The aim of this book is to consolidate our knowledge of the characteristics and manifestations of autism, whilst introducing new techniques to further this field of research. This will be a valuable resource for both established and new researchers who wish to understand how we can take forth our knowledge of autism and apply innovative technologies in future research investigations. The Psychologist

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