The on-line use of world knowledge during reading was examined in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Both ASD and typically developed adults read sentences that included plausible, implausible and anomalous thematic relations, as their eye movements were monitored. No group differences in the speed of detection of the anomalous violations were found, but the ASD group showed a delay in detection of implausible thematic relations. These findings suggest that there are subtle differences in the speed of world knowledge processing during reading in ASD.
- SoE Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education
- SoE Language Literacies and Education Network
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Sentence processing
- World knowledge
Howard, P., Liversedge, S. P., & Benson, V. (2017). Investigating the Use of World Knowledge During On-line Comprehension in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(7), 2039–2053. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3129-x