Monday, December 15, 2014

Research Review: Reaction Time and Autism

Reaction time and autism from www.YourTherapySource.comA research review was published on 32 studies which included 238 simple reaction time and choice reaction time conditions in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (n = 964) and controls (n = 1032).

The results indicated that there are little if any simple reaction time/choice reaction time slowing in this sample of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, in comparison with controls.

The researchers concluded that although many cognitive and information processing domains are effected in autism spectrum disorder, it seems that simple reaction time/choice reaction time is relatively unaffected in autism spectrum disorder.

Reference: Ferraro, F. No evidence of reaction time slowing in autism spectrum disorder. Published online before print December 15, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1362361314559986 Autism December 15, 2014 1362361314559986


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