Sunday, October 16, 2011

Important recent research paper by Soulières, Dawson, Gernsbacher and Mottron


"Autistic spectrum intelligence is atypical, but also genuine, general, and underestimated."

Soulières I, Dawson M, Gernsbacher MA, Mottron L, (2011)
The Level and Nature of Autistic Intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?
PLoS ONE 6(9):e25372.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025372
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025372&annotationId=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fannotation%2Ff1b7bb41-969d-42ec-a6d2-8f5cc16119eb;jsessionid=5F05A190B67952941CBEF8E9045B3A95.ambra02

2 comments:

Autism Reality NB said...

Were any low functioning, intellectually disabled adults with Autistic Disorder included as subjects in the "research"?

Lili Marlene said...

I guess not, as the study in this particular paper were of people diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. This paper appears to be the second part of a two-part investigation, of which this is the first part:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17680932
which is a study of "a broad sample of 38 autistic children".

I invite you to take the time to read the paper before dismissing it. And perhaps you should also seek a proper medical explanation if you have a family member who has unexplained intellectual disability. In my opinion the label "autism" is nothing like an adequate or professional explanation for ID.