Monday, February 14, 2011

Autistic study subjects outperforming controls

"Whilst adults with AS did not differ from controls in their judgments of causality, or in their blame judgments in relation to non-mentalistic factors, they showed heightened sensitivity to mentalistic considerations in their attributions of blame. They made greater differentiation than controls between intentional and unintentional actions, and also between actions that the protagonists believed to be likely versus unlikely to lead to negative consequences."

Judgments of Cause and Blame: Sensitivity to Intentionality in Asperger’s Syndrome.
Shelley Channon, David Lagnado, Sian Fitzpatrick, Helena Drury and Isabelle Taylor
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-011-1180-6


krex said...

Could you possibly interpret that for me ?

Lili Marlene said...

I must admit I have not yet read the full paper. I'm guessing this study might be similar to other recent studies of the thinking of autistics about decision-making in various scenarios.

Justthisguy said...

This is totally off-topic, but a swift cursory look at yer blog does not show an e-mail address.

I was looking at a post by one of my other favorite bloggers, (Cap'n Lex., aka and noticed that he expressed a fondness for Australia and Australians. He posted a bleg by an Australian for some historical information. Maybe you can help.

Here, see:

I don't know if the whole link will show up in blogger's comment form, but he is soliciting help in the name of an Australian person.

Cap'n Lex is an absolute straight arrow, widely admired by everyone who knows him , who got off of the Admiral career track to retire as a Captain, and thus spend more time with his family. Nonetheless, If I were Dictator of the USA, I would immediately promote him to Vice-Admiral,at least, he being that kewl&manly.

Oh, did I mention that he writes like an angel? That's no surprise, he being Irish, and all.

Lili Marlene said...

I like to keep my email out of the public eye. Happy to pass on queries to relevant expert, can't guarantee any answers.