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Exploring different explanations for performance on a theory of mind task in Williams syndrome and Autism using eye movements

Van Herwegen, Jo, Smith, Tim J and Dagmara, Dimitriou (2015) Exploring different explanations for performance on a theory of mind task in Williams syndrome and Autism using eye movements. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45-46, pp. 202-209. ISSN (print) 0891-4222

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Abstract

The current study explored the looking behaviours of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Williams syndrome (WS), and typically developing (TD) children while they were administered a low-verbal Theory of Mind (ToM) task. Although ToM performance in both clinical groups was impaired, only participants with WS showed small differences in looking behaviour at the start of the video. Furthermore, while TD children who passed the ToM task looked longer at the original hiding place there was no such contrast in the clinical groups. This shows that looking behaviour in ASD and WS is not necessarily atypical when saliency aspects such as language, background, and colour are removed and that differences in looking behaviour cannot explain ToM performance.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
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Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 09:19
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 03:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32220

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