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dc.contributor.authorRiby, Deborah M-
dc.contributor.authorHancock, Peter J B-
dc.description.abstractThe neuro-developmental disorders of Williams syndrome (WS) and autism can reveal key components of social cognition. Eye‐tracking techniques were applied in two tasks exploring attention to pictures containing faces. Images were i) scrambled pictures containing faces or ii) pictures of scenes with embedded faces. Compared to individuals who were developing typically, participants with WS and autism showed atypicalities of gaze behaviour. Individuals with WS showed prolonged face gaze across tasks, relating to the typical WS social phenotype. Participants with autism exhibited reduced face gaze, linking to a lack of interest in socially relevant information. The findings are interpreted in terms of wider issues regarding socio‐cognition and attention mechanisms.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag-
dc.relationRiby DM & Hancock PJB (2009) Do faces capture the attention of individuals with Williams syndrome or Autism? Evidence from tracking eye movements, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39 (3), pp. 421-431.-
dc.rightsPublished by Springer Verlag. The original publication is available at
dc.subjectWilliams syndromeen_UK
dc.subjectface perceptionen_UK
dc.subjectsocial cognitionen_UK
dc.titleDo faces capture the attention of individuals with Williams syndrome or Autism? Evidence from tracking eye movementsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle University-
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