Peculiarities of visual perception in children with autism spectrum disorders



The article introduces the review of investigations concerning the studies of visual perception in children with autism spectrum disorders. It contains the description of psychological concepts and analysis of neuro-cognitive mechanisms. The existing empirical data are interpreted in terms of autism pathogenesis, types of developmental disorders in nervous system under existing syndrome.

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Keywords: autism spectrum disorders; weak central coherence; theory of impaired hierarchization; dorsal visual stream; ventral visual stream; executive activity control

Journal rubric: Neurosciences and Cognitive Studies

Article type: review article

For citation: Pereverzeva D.S., Gorbachevskaya N.L. Peculiarities of visual perception in children with autism spectrum disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 130–142. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Darya S. Pereverzeva, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Natalia L. Gorbachevskaya, Doctor of Biology, Professor, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Mental Health Research Centre, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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