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People WatchingSocial, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception$
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Kerri Johnson and Maggie Shiffrar

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393705

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.001.0001

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Variability in the Visual Perception of Human Motion as a Function of the Observer’s Autistic Traits

Variability in the Visual Perception of Human Motion as a Function of the Observer’s Autistic Traits

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(p.159) Chapter 10 Variability in the Visual Perception of Human Motion as a Function of the Observer’s Autistic Traits
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People Watching
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Martha D. Kaiser

Maggie Shiffrar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0010

Typical observers exhibit a remarkable sensitivity to the social information conveyed by the body motions of others. Scholars have asserted that successful social behavior depends on successful social perceptions, yet observers of these motions naturally vary in their social skills. This chapter explores how natural variability in social skills—specifically for observers with autism spectrum disorders—provides insights into the relation between social skills and social behaviors by exploring the relation between visual sensitivity and social capabilities.

Keywords:   social skills, social behaviors, autism spectrum disorder, visual sensitivity, social capabilities, local processing bias, perception of human movement, neurodevelopmental disorders, categorization, detection of human motion, masked point-light displays, coherent motion, emotion, autistic aloneness

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