Dindar, K., Loukusa, S., Helminen, T.M. et al. Social-Pragmatic Inferencing, Visual Social Attention and Physiological Reactivity to Complex Social Scenes in Autistic Young Adults. J Autism Dev Disord (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04915-y
Social-pragmatic inferencing, visual social attention and physiological reactivity to complex social scenes in autistic young adults
|Author:||Dindar, Katja1; Loukusa, Soile1; Helminen, Terhi M.2;|
1Research Unit of Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, PO Box 1000, 90014, Oulu, Finland
2Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
3Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Learning Research Laboratory, Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5PEDEGO Research Unit, Clinic of Child Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
6Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021042111251
|Publish Date:|| 2021-04-21
This study examined social-pragmatic inferencing, visual social attention and physiological reactivity to complex social scenes. Participants were autistic young adults (n = 14) and a control group of young adults (n = 14) without intellectual disability. Results indicate between-group differences in social-pragmatic inferencing, moment-level social attention and heart rate variability (HRV) reactivity. A key finding suggests associations between increased moment-level social attention to facial emotion expressions, better social-pragmatic inferencing and greater HRV suppression in autistic young adults. Supporting previous research, better social-pragmatic inferencing was found associated with less autistic traits.
Journal of autism and developmental disorders
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
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Open access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. Funding for this research was awarded from the Academy of Finland (276578, 333672), Eudaimonia Institute of the University of Oulu, Finland, the Alma and K. A. Snellman Foundation, Finland, and the Finnish Brain Foundation, Finland (earlier the Rinnekoti Research Foundation, Finland, and the Child Psychiatric Research Foundation, Finland).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
276578 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
333672 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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