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Brief report: Emotional processing in high-functioning autism--physiological reactivity and affective report.
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PMID:  17882540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined physiological response and affective report in 10 adult individuals with autism and 10 typically developing controls. An emotion induction paradigm using stimuli from the International Affective Picture System was applied. Blood pressure, heart and self-ratings of experienced valence (pleasure), arousal and dominance (control) were assessed during the experiment. Physiological response profiles correlated low to significantly negative between groups. Individuals with autism experienced less arousal when viewing sad pictures but higher arousal while processing neutral stimuli. In addition, they reported more control than the normative group when viewing fearful and sad stimuli. Findings indicate altered physiological reactivity and affective report in autism, which may be related to more general impairments in socio-emotional functioning.
Sven Bölte; Sabine Feineis-Matthews; Fritz Poustka
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-18     Completed Date:  2008-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  776-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie des Kindes- und Jugendalters, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Deutschordenstrasse 50, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Asperger Syndrome / psychology*
Blood Pressure / physiology
Heart Rate / physiology
Mental Processes
Social Perception*

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