Investigating the Use of World Knowledge During On-line Comprehension in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Philippa L. Howard, Simon P. Liversedge, Valerie Benson

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Abstract

The on-line use of world knowledge during
reading was examined in adults with autism spectrum disorder
(ASD). Both ASD and typically developed adults
read sentences that included plausible, implausible and
anomalous thematic relations, as their eye movements were
monitored. No group differences in the speed of detection
of the anomalous violations were found, but the ASD group
showed a delay in detection of implausible thematic relations.
These findings suggest that there are subtle differences
in the speed of world knowledge processing during
reading in ASD.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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