Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Elizabeth Crawford
Past research shows that although autism has among its particularities a tendency for lower results on cognitive tasks, especially on the executive functioning skills, people with ASD perform equally well, and sometimes even better than controls on tasks for visuo-spatial cognition. However, there is also evidence suggesting that people on the spectrum might have an impaired emotion recognition mechanism. In addition, there is research on spatial cognition and affect, looking at how emotions provoked by stimuli can change the way in which we perceive the space. In the current study, we will look at spatial cognition and emotion recognition as a function of ASD.
Cumpanasoiu, Catalina, "Spatial cognition and emotion recognition as a function of ASD" (2015). Honors Theses. 814.