Neural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition.

TitleNeural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsUddin, LQ, Davies MS, Scott AA, Zaidel E, Bookheimer SY, Iacoboni M, Dapretto M
JournalPloS one
Volume3
Issue10
Paginatione3526
Date Published2008
ISSN1932-6203
KeywordsAdolescent, Autistic Disorder, Behavior, Brain Mapping, Child, Face, Facial Expression, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Mental Processes, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Photic Stimulation, Self Concept, Social Perception
Abstract

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by decreased interest and engagement in social interactions and by enhanced self-focus. While previous theoretical approaches to understanding autism have emphasized social impairments and altered interpersonal interactions, there is a recent shift towards understanding the nature of the representation of the self in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Still, the neural mechanisms subserving self-representations in ASD are relatively unexplored.

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