No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders.
|Title||No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Scott-Van Zeeland, AA, McNealy K, Wang TA, Sigman M, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M|
|Date Published||2010 Aug 15|
|Keywords||Adolescent, 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|
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 Journal||Biol. Psychiatry|