Social and non-social visual attention patterns and associative learning in infants at risk for autism.

TitleSocial and non-social visual attention patterns and associative learning in infants at risk for autism.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBhat AN, Galloway JC, Landa RJ
JournalJournal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume51
Issue9
Pagination989-97
Date Published2010 Sep
Abstract

Social inattention is common in children with autism whereas associative learning capabilities are considered a relative strength. Identifying early precursors of impairment associated with autism could lead to earlier identification of this disorder. The present study compared social and non-social visual attention patterns as well as associative learning in infant siblings of children with autism (AU sibs) and low-risk (LR) infants at 6 months of age.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0048500
Alternate JournalJ Child Psychol Psychiatry