Thesis / Dissertation

Brain and behavioural correlates of emotional voice processing in autism and its broader phenotype

Valerie Mei Zhi Yap, Sarah Wilson (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterised by impairments in two core domains of social communication deficits and restricted, repetitive behaviours or interests. A milder variant of autism-like characteristics, known as the Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP), is present at higher rates in relatives of individuals with ASD than the general population, indicating a genetic liability for ASD. There is a wealth of social cognitive research documenting theory of mind, empathising, and emotional face processing deficits in ASD and the BAP, which correspond to abnormal brain function in the “social brain”. However, less research has been conducted on the ..

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