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dc.contributor.authorFridenson-Hayo, Shimriten
dc.contributor.authorBerggren, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorLassalle, Amandineen
dc.contributor.authorTal, Shaharen
dc.contributor.authorPigat, Deliaen
dc.contributor.authorBölte, Svenen
dc.contributor.authorBaron-Cohen, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorGolan, Oferen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-04T17:20:26Z
dc.date.available2017-01-04T17:20:26Z
dc.identifier.citationMolecular Autism. 2016 Dec 19;7(1):52
dc.identifier.issn2040-2392
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261737
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have emotion recognition deficits when tested in different expression modalities (face, voice, body). However, these findings usually focus on basic emotions, using one or two expression modalities. In addition, cultural similarities and differences in emotion recognition patterns in children with ASC have not been explored before. The current study examined the similarities and differences in the recognition of basic and complex emotions by children with ASC and typically developing (TD) controls across three cultures: Israel, Britain, and Sweden. METHODS: Fifty-five children with high-functioning ASC, aged 5-9, were compared to 58 TD children. On each site, groups were matched on age, sex, and IQ. Children were tested using four tasks, examining recognition of basic and complex emotions from voice recordings, videos of facial and bodily expressions, and emotional video scenarios including all modalities in context. RESULTS: Compared to their TD peers, children with ASC showed emotion recognition deficits in both basic and complex emotions on all three modalities and their integration in context. Complex emotions were harder to recognize, compared to basic emotions for the entire sample. Cross-cultural agreement was found for all major findings, with minor deviations on the face and body tasks. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight the multimodal nature of ER deficits in ASC, which exist for basic as well as complex emotions and are relatively stable cross-culturally. Cross-cultural research has the potential to reveal both autism-specific universal deficits and the role that specific cultures play in the way empathy operates in different countries.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to this work has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under grant agreement no. [289021]. SvB was supported by the Swedish Research Council (Grant No. 523-2009-7054), and SBC was supported by the Autism Research Trust, the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the NIHR CLAHRC EoE during the period of this work.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.subjectAutism spectrum conditionen
dc.subjectBasic emotionsen
dc.subjectComplex emotionsen
dc.subjectCross-cultural researchen
dc.subjectEmotion recognitionen
dc.subjectAcoustic Stimulationen
dc.subjectAuditory Perceptionen
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorderen
dc.subjectCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen
dc.subjectCross-Cultural Comparisonen
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectFacial Expressionen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectIsraelen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectPhotic Stimulationen
dc.subjectPsychological Testsen
dc.subjectSwedenen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.subjectVideo Recordingen
dc.subjectVisual Perceptionen
dc.titleBasic and complex emotion recognition in children with autism: cross-cultural findings.en
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2017-01-04T17:20:26Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s).
prism.number52en
prism.publicationNameMolecular Autismen
prism.volume7en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6948
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-11-30en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1186/s13229-016-0113-9en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-30en
dc.contributor.orcidBaron-Cohen, Simon [0000-0001-9217-2544]
dc.identifier.eissn2040-2392
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (G0600977)
pubs.funder-project-idNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (via Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (091774/Z/10/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idAutism Research Trust (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idEC FP7 CP (289021)
cam.issuedOnline2016-12-19en


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