Previous studies independently demonstrated impairments in rapid orienting/disengagement and zooming-out of spatial attention in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These attentional mechanisms, however, are not completely independent. Aiming at a more complete picture of spatial attention deficits in ASD, we examined the relationship between orienting and zooming in participants with ASD and typically developing peers. We modified a classical spatial cuing task, presenting two small or large cues in the two visual hemifields and subsequently cueing attention to one of them. Our results demonstrate a sluggish orienting mechanism in ASD only when a large attentional focus is deployed. Moreover, only the sluggish orienting mechanism in the large cues condition predicts the severity in the social-interaction symptomatology in individuals with ASD.

(2018). Brief Report: When Large Becomes Slow: Zooming-Out Visual Attention Is Associated to Orienting Deficits in Autism [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/135436

Brief Report: When Large Becomes Slow: Zooming-Out Visual Attention Is Associated to Orienting Deficits in Autism

Gori, Simone;
2018-01-01

Abstract

Previous studies independently demonstrated impairments in rapid orienting/disengagement and zooming-out of spatial attention in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These attentional mechanisms, however, are not completely independent. Aiming at a more complete picture of spatial attention deficits in ASD, we examined the relationship between orienting and zooming in participants with ASD and typically developing peers. We modified a classical spatial cuing task, presenting two small or large cues in the two visual hemifields and subsequently cueing attention to one of them. Our results demonstrate a sluggish orienting mechanism in ASD only when a large attentional focus is deployed. Moreover, only the sluggish orienting mechanism in the large cues condition predicts the severity in the social-interaction symptomatology in individuals with ASD.
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Ronconi, Luca; Devita, Maria; Molteni, Massimo; Gori, Simone; Facoetti, Andrea
(2018). Brief Report: When Large Becomes Slow: Zooming-Out Visual Attention Is Associated to Orienting Deficits in Autism [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/135436
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