Individual differences in visual search: Relationship to autistic traits, discrimination thresholds, and speed of processing

Jon Brock, Jing Y. Xu, Kevin R. Brooks

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Abstract

Enhanced visual search is widely reported in autism. Here we note a similar advantage for university students self-reporting higher levels of autism-like traits. Contrary to prevailing theories of autism, performance was not associated with perceptual-discrimination thresholds for the same stimuli, but was associated with inspection-time thresholdöa measure of speed of perceptual processing. Enhanced visual search in autism may, therefore, at least partially be explained by faster speed of processing.

LanguageEnglish
Pages739-742
Number of pages4
JournalPerception
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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In: Perception, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2011, p. 739-742.

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