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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse

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Development of Experimental Protocol for Visual Cognitive Function Evaluation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 1218

Pereverzeva D.S., Junior Research Associate, , FRC MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, dasha.pereverzeva@gmail.com
Gorbachevskaya N., Doctor of Biology, head of scientific laboratory, federal resource center for organization of comprehensive support to children with ASD, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, gorbachevskaya@yandex.ru
Blagovechtchenski E.D., PhD in Biology, Senior researcher, Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, eblagovechensky@hse.ru
Abstract
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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse.2016210305

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