Judging the Intensity of Emotional Expression in Faces: the Effects of Colored Tints on Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Whitaker, Lydia, Jones, Catherine RG ORCID: 0000-0003-0541-0431, Wilkins, Arnold J ORCID: 0000-0002-9322-0461 and Roberson, Debi
(2016) Judging the Intensity of Emotional Expression in Faces: the Effects of Colored Tints on Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 9 (4). pp. 450-459.

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Abstract

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often show atypical processing of facial expressions, which may result from visual stress. In the current study, children with ASD and matched controls judged which member of a pair of faces displayed the more intense emotion. Both faces showed anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness or surprise but to different degrees. Faces were presented on a monitor that was tinted either gray or with a color previously selected by the participant individually as improving the clarity of text. Judgments of emotional intensity improved significantly with the addition of the preferred colored tint in the ASD group but not in controls, a result consistent with a link between visual stress and impairments in processing facial expressions in individuals with ASD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Facial Expression, Photic Stimulation, Emotions, Judgment, Color, Adolescent, Child, Female, Male, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Recognition, Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 01:30
DOI: 10.1002/aur.1506
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2017084