Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

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Publication Date

Spring 5-2020

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LouAnne Boyd, Aaron Schurger, Deanna Hughes, Tian Lan


Social cognition involves the integration and pruning of perceptual information which leads to the formation of an abstract representation, which is also known as the perceptual gist. This study examined 87 differences in visual perception of Mooney face stimuli of differing sizes and the relationship to gist formation in ten individuals with autism compared to neurotypical controls. Parents of both groups completed the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) to assess social functioning in real-world scenarios.


Presented at the Spring 2020 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.

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