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The effects of fluorescent and incandescent illumination upon repetitive behaviors in autistic children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  989489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Repetitive behaviors of six autistic children were observed under two conditions of background illumination. During two sessions, the room was illuminated by fluorescent light and during two other sessions, by equal intensity incandescent light. Subjects spent significantly more time engaged in repetitive behavior under fluorescent light. Previous research suggested that these findings were related to the flickering nature of fluorescent ilumination. Practical and theoretical implications were discussed. Further experimentation was suggested to assess relationships between flickering illumination and arousal.
R S Colman; F Frankel; E Ritvo; B J Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and childhood schizophrenia     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0021-9185     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Child Schizophr     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-21     Completed Date:  1976-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264240     Medline TA:  J Autism Child Schizophr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder* / diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Intelligence Tests
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Stereotyped Behavior*

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