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Presentation Title

The Stroop Effect and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Hanna Morrison '13Follow

Location

Calvin Durand

Abstract

Autism is currently at the forefront of developmental disorder research. Using the classic Stroop task, studies have shown that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in fact, outperform typically developing children (TDC). This can be explained by the dominance of visual information in the autistic brain, a top-down process, as well as cognitive inhibition. Other explanations for this phenomenon include atypical asymmetry and interference in an autistic brain. This information leads researchers to the concept that children with ASD learn through automatic memory.

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-9-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2013 2:30 PM

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Field of Study for Presentation

Psychology

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

The Stroop Effect and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Calvin Durand

Autism is currently at the forefront of developmental disorder research. Using the classic Stroop task, studies have shown that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in fact, outperform typically developing children (TDC). This can be explained by the dominance of visual information in the autistic brain, a top-down process, as well as cognitive inhibition. Other explanations for this phenomenon include atypical asymmetry and interference in an autistic brain. This information leads researchers to the concept that children with ASD learn through automatic memory.