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Impaired Recognition of Basic Emotions from Facial Expressions in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessing the Importance of Expression Intensity

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Impaired Recognition of Basic Emotions from Facial Expressions in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder : Assessing the Importance of Expression Intensity. / Griffiths, Sarah; Jarrold, Christopher; Penton-Voak, Ian S.; Woods, Andy T.; Skinner, Andy L.; Munafò, Marcus R.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 49, No. 7, 01.07.2019, p. 2768–2778.

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