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Visual and physiological mechanisms underlying emotion processing in autism and alexithymia

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Impairments in emotion processing are one of the key diagnostic social symptoms of autism. Proposed explanatory mechanisms include atypical visual perceptual processes (e.g., social attention) and physiological responses to socioemotional stimuli (e.g., other people’s faces). However, experimental evidence for these processes has been highly equivocal, and prevailing models have been unable to account for the documented individual differences observed in these processes.

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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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SFF1819_CB2_MSD_1152472
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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