Autism: Mind and Brain
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Oxford (2004)
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that allows a unique window on the relationship between mind and brain. The study of autism provides insight into the brain basis of the complex social interactions typical of human beings, since a profound impairment in social interactions is the hallmark of autistic disorders. While autism was first described almost 60 years ago, research into its cognitive and neurophysiological basis has intensified over the last two decades. Autism: Mind and Brain provides a comprehensive overview of currently conducted experiments, which are guided by bold theories that are being tested rigorously. With contributions from international leaders in autism research, the book focuses on new ideas and findings that are gradually influencing our understanding of autism and its variants. These new approaches include the use of functional and structural brain imaging studies as well as novel behavioural measures. Together they demonstrate significant advances in knowledge and testify to the development and integration of current cognitive theories of autism. The application of these new and sophisticated approaches forge a path forward for future autism research, and present powerful new insights into this fascinating and still puzzling disorder.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
Baron-Cohen, Richler, Bisarya & Gurunathan & Wheelwright, The Systemizing Quotient: An Investigation of Adults with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism and Normal Sex Differences.
Booth, Charlton, Hughes & Happé, Disentangling Weak Coherence and Executive Dysfunction: Planning Drawing in Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Hippler & Klicpera, A Retrospective Analysis of the Clinical Case Records of 'Autistic Psychopaths' Diagnosed by Hans Asperger and His Team at the University Children's Hospital, Vienna.
Klin, Jones & Schultz & Volkmar, The Enactive Mind, or From Actions to Cognition: Lessons From Autism.
Plaisted, Saksida & Alcantara & Weisblatt, Towards an Understanding of the Mechanisms of Weak Central Coherence Effects: Experiments in Visual Configural Learning and Auditory Perception.
Salmond, de Haan, Friston & Gadian & Vargha-Khadem, Investigating Individual Differences in Brain Abnormalities in Autism.
Schultz, Grelotti, Klin, Kleinman, van der Gaag & Marois & Skudlarski, The Role of the Fusiform Face Area in Social Cognition: Implications for the Pathobiology of Autism.
Swettenham, Condie, Campbell & Milne & Coleman, Does the Perception of Moving Eyes Trigger Reflexive Visual Orienting in Autism?
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Olga Solomon & Nancy Bagatell (2010). Introduction: Autism: Rethinking the Possibilities. Ethos 38 (1):1-7.
Olga Solomon (2010). What a Dog Can Do: Children with Autism and Therapy Dogs in Social Interaction. Ethos 38 (1):143-166.
Elinor Ochs & Olga Solomon (2010). Autistic Sociality. Ethos 38 (1):69-92.
Similar books and articles
Tony Charman (2001). Understanding the Imitation Deficit in Autism May Lead to a More Specific Model of Autism as an Empathy Disorder. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):29-30.
Timothy Krahn & Andrew Fenton (2012). The Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism and the Potential Adverse Effects for Boys and Girls with Autism. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (1):93-103.
Anne E. McGuire & Rod Michalko (2011). Minds Between Us: Autism, Mindblindness and the Uncertainty of Communication. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (2):162-177.
Jami L. Anderson & Simon Cushing (eds.) (2013). The Philosophy of Autism. Rowman & Littlefield.
Richard Davidson, Gaze-Fixation, Brain Activation, and Amygdala Volume in Unaffected Siblings of Individuals with Autism.
Francesca Happé & Uta Frith (eds.) (2010). Autism and Talent. OUP/The Royal Society.
R. Eric Barnes & Helen McCabe (2012). Should We Welcome a Cure for Autism? A Survey of the Arguments. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (3):255-269.
Ruth Sample (2013). Autism and the Extreme Male Brain. In Jami L. Anderson Simon Cushing (ed.), The Philosophy of Autism. Rowman and Littlefield.
Somogy Varga (2011). Pretence, Social Cognition and Self-Knowledge in Autism. Psychopathology 44 (1):45-52..
Tony Charman (2005). Why Do Individuals with Autism Lack the Motivation or Capacity to Share Intentions? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):695-696.
Charlotte Moore (2008). Thoughts About the Autism Label: A Parental View. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):493-498.
Marcus P. Adams (2013). Explaining the Theory of Mind Deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Philosophical Studies 163 (1):233-249.
Somogy Varga (2010). Explaining Impaired Play in Autism. Journal für Philosophie Und Psychiatrie 3 (1):1-13.
Simon Baron-Cohen (2001). Consciousness of the Physical and the Mental: Evidence From Autism. In Peter G. Grossenbacher (ed.), Finding Consciousness in the Brain: A Neurocognitive Approach. Advances in Consciousness Research. John Benjamins. 61-76.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-01-31
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?