No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders.

TitleNo neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsScott-Van Zeeland, AA, McNealy K, Wang TA, Sigman M, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M
JournalBiological psychiatry
Volume68
Issue4
Pagination345-51
Date Published2010 Aug 15
ISSN1873-2402
KeywordsAdolescent, Awareness, Brain, Brain Mapping, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Humans, Language, Language Development, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Pattern Recognition, Physiological, Reference Values, Speech Perception, Verbal Learning
Abstract

Language delay is a hallmark feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The identification of word boundaries in continuous speech is a critical first step in language acquisition that can be accomplished via statistical learning and reliance on speech cues. Importantly, early word segmentation skills have been shown to predict later language development in typically developing (TD) children.

Alternate JournalBiol. Psychiatry