Change Detection as a Tool for Assessing Attentional Deployment in Atypical Populations: The Case of Williams Syndrome
Tager-Flusberg, Helen, Plesa-Skwerer, Daniela, Schofield, Casey, Verbalis, Alyssa, Simons, Daniel J., Cognitie, Creier, Comportament
When unexpected changes occur in a visual scene, people often fail to notice them. Because change detection depends on attentional mechanisms, people tend to notice changes that are of special significance. People with Williams syndrome (WMS) have an unusually strong interest in other people that is manifest in relatively spared face recognition skills, heightened social attention and hypersociability. We hypothesized that in a change blindness paradigm participants with WMS would be more sensitive to changes in people in social scenes compared to age, IQ and language matched participants with learning or intellectual disabilities. Two videos were presented, one showing …
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Publication information: Article title: Change Detection as a Tool for Assessing Attentional Deployment in Atypical Populations: The Case of Williams Syndrome. Contributors: Tager-Flusberg, Helen - Author, Plesa-Skwerer, Daniela - Author, Schofield, Casey - Author, Verbalis, Alyssa - Author, Simons, Daniel J. - Author. Journal title: Cognitie, Creier, Comportament. Volume: 11. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 491+. © A.S.C.R. PRESS Mar 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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