Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Neuroconstructivism Volume TwoPerspectives and Prospects$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Denis Mareschal, Sylvain Sirois, Gert Westermann, and Mark H. Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 January 2020

A neural network model of autism: implications for theory and treatment

A neural network model of autism: implications for theory and treatment

Chapter:
(p.231) Chapter 10 A neural network model of autism: implications for theory and treatment
Source:
Neuroconstructivism Volume Two
Author(s):

Ira L. Cohen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.003.0010

This chapter emphasises how models can be used to make predictions about how children with developmental disorders will behave. It describes a simple model of the learning styles and savant skills of children with autism and argues that the different learning styles reflect an increased number of neurons in functional brain systems in autism. While this model does a good job of capturing the broad facets of learning in children with autism, it also makes specific predictions about behaviours in novel contexts and about the kinds of interventions that are likely to be most effective given the neural mechanisms that underlie the learning styles observed. Thus, this chapter illustrates how one can make the transition from theory to practice using implemented models.

Keywords:   autism, pervasive developmental disorders, neural networks, neural network stimulation, aberrant connectivity

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .