The Development of Categorization and Facial Knowledge: Implications for the Study of Autism
This chapter illustrates how the current field of infant and adult cognitive theories can elucidate some the mysteries of autistic symptomatology. It first reviews the prevailing cognitive theories of autism, followed by a review of the growing body of evidence that autistic symptoms are present during infancy. It then describes how the current research on deficits in autism fit with theories of the categorization of objects and faces. These findings are presented against a backdrop of an information-processing approach. Finally, the chapter presents data linking categorization theories with symptoms of autism and illustrates how the methods can be applied to identifying autism during infancy.
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