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    Bertone, Armando and Faubert, Jocelyn 2006. Demonstrations of Decreased Sensitivity to Complex Motion Information Not Enough to Propose an Autism-Specific Neural Etiology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 36, Issue. 1, p. 55.


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Autism and schizophrenia: Similar perceptual consequence, different neurobiological etiology?

  • Armando Bertone (a1), Laurent Mottron (a2) and Jocelyn Faubert (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X04260137
  • Published online: 01 August 2004
Abstract

Phillips & Silverstein (P&S, 2003) propose that NMDA-receptor dysfunction may be the fundamental neurobiological mechanism underlying and associating impaired holistic perception and cognitive coordination with schizophrenic psychopathology. We discuss how the P&S hypothesis shares different aspects of the weak central coherence account of autism from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. Specifically, we believe that neither those persons with autism nor those with schizophrenia integrate visuo-perceptual information efficiently, resulting in incongruous internal representations of their external world. However, although NMDA-hypofunction may be responsible for perceptual impairments in schizophrenia and possibly autism, we suggest that it is highly unlikely that NMDA-hypofunction is specifically responsible for the autistic behavioral symptomology, as described by P&S in their target article.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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