Investigating the Use of World Knowledge During On-line Comprehension in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Philippa Howard, Simon P. Liversedge, Valerie Benson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039–2053
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume47
Issue number7
Early online date21 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education
  • SoE Language Literacies and Education Network

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Reading
  • Sentence processing
  • Semantics
  • World knowledge
  • Plausibility

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