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dc.contributor.authorLawson, Rebecca P
dc.contributor.authorRees, Geraint
dc.contributor.authorFriston, Karl J
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T00:32:23Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T00:32:23Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1662-5161
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286141
dc.description.abstractAutism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems with social-communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior. A recent and thought-provoking article presented a normative explanation for the perceptual symptoms of autism in terms of a failure of Bayesian inference (Pellicano and Burr, 2012). In response, we suggested that when Bayesian inference is grounded in its neural instantiation-namely, predictive coding-many features of autistic perception can be attributed to aberrant precision (or beliefs about precision) within the context of hierarchical message passing in the brain (Friston et al., 2013). Here, we unpack the aberrant precision account of autism. Specifically, we consider how empirical findings-that speak directly or indirectly to neurobiological mechanisms-are consistent with the aberrant encoding of precision in autism; in particular, an imbalance of the precision ascribed to sensory evidence relative to prior beliefs.
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollection
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleAn aberrant precision account of autism.
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2014
prism.publicationNameFront Hum Neurosci
prism.startingPage302
prism.volume8
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33455
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-04-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fnhum.2014.00302
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-01
dc.contributor.orcidLawson, Rebecca [0000-0003-1228-1244]
dc.identifier.eissn1662-5161
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2014-05-14


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