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Development of Experimental Protocol for Visual Cognitive Function Evaluation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pereverzeva D.S., Junior Research Associate, Center of Neurobiological Diagnostics of Hereditary Mental Diseases of Children and Adolescents, MCUPE,
Gorbachevskaya N.L., Doctor in Biology, Head of the Research and Education Center , Research and Education Center "Neurobiological Diagnosis Of Hereditary Mental Disorders Of Children And Adolescents", Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia,
Blagovechtchenski E.D.,
The article aims to present experimental protocol for investigation of visual cognitive function in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Description of experimental design is introduced by theoretical review of visual attention, perception and visual-motor control development in children with idiopathic autism and those with Fragile X mental retardation syndrome. Research method presented in the article is based on recent studies of visual cognitive function development under normal and pathological condition. The protocol includes three experimental paradigms: “antisaccade test”, “big/ figures”, and “photos test” performed by making use of eye tracking recording. This work was supported by grant RFBR 14-06-31284

Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders, Fragile X mental retardation syndrome, eye tracking, antisaccade test, object recognition, inhibition

Column: Autism. The Russian Square: Diagnostics, Early Intervention, Education, and Life in the Community


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