"These findings confirm our hypothesis and offer a promising solution to the previous discrepancies by suggesting that increased distractor processing in ASD results not from a filtering deficit but from enhanced perceptual capacity."
Lightening the load: Perceptual load impairs visual detection in typical adults but not in autism.
Remington, Anna M.; Swettenham, John G.; Lavie, Nilli
Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Vol 121(2), May 2012, 544-551.
"“People with autism have higher perceptual capacity compared to the typical
population,” said Nilli Lavie, a professor of psychology and brain sciences at
University College London who worked on the study."
Autism Offers Clear Advantage, Study Finds.