publication . Article . 2017

Disconnection from others in autism is more than just a feeling: whole-brain neural synchrony in adults during implicit processing of emotional faces

Rocco Mennella; Rachel C. Leung; Margot J. Taylor; Benjamin T. Dunkley;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017 Journal: Molecular Autism, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 2040-2392, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Background Socio-emotional difficulties in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are thought to reflect impaired functional connectivity within the “social brain”. Nonetheless, a whole-brain characterization of the fast responses in functional connectivity during implicit processing of emotional faces in adults with ASD is lacking. Methods The present study used magnetoencephalography to investigate early responses in functional connectivity, as measured by interregional phase synchronization, during implicit processing of angry, neutral and happy faces. The sample (n = 44) consisted of 22 young adults with ASD and 22 age- and sex-matched typically developed (TD) contr...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
Fields of Science and Technology classification: 03 medical and health sciences05 social sciences0302 clinical medicine0501 psychology and cognitive sciences050105 experimental psychology030217 neurology & neurosurgery
free text keywords: Psychiatry and Mental health, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Research, Autism, Functional connectivity, Magnetoencephalography, Social brain, Emotional faces, Young adults, Brain mapping, Autism, medicine.disease, medicine, Autism spectrum disorder, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Amygdala, medicine.anatomical_structure, Facial expression, Cognitive psychology, Magnetoencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Disconnection
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