Publication Date

April 2014

Advisor(s)

Barbara Juhasz

Major

Psychology

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental condition characterized by social communication deficits, often accompanied by perceptual and attentional atypicalities. Studies suggest that eye tracking has the potential to reveal strategies adopted by individuals with ASD when processing their environment. This article reviews how eye tracking has been used to explore these issues and to explain the underlying mechanisms of the social difficulties experienced by people with ASD. This review covers studies that investigate low-level eye movement characteristics, attentional processes and components, and processing of social information.

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