Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Eve Marie Quintin, Anjali Bhatara, Hélène Poissant, Eric Fombonne, Daniel J. Levitin

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Abstract

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) succeed at a range of musical tasks. The ability to recognize musical emotion as belonging to one of four categories (happy, sad, scared or peaceful) was assessed in high-functioning adolescents with ASD (N = 26) and adolescents with typical development (TD, N = 26) with comparable performance IQ, auditory working memory, and musical training and experience. When verbal IQ was controlled for, there was no significant effect of diagnostic group. Adolescents with ASD rated the intensity of the emotions similarly to adolescents with TD and reported greater confidence in their responses when they had correctly (vs. incorrectly) recognized the emotions. These findings are reviewed within the context of the amygdala theory of autism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1240-1255
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Emotions
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Autistic Disorder
Amygdala
Short-Term Memory
Learning
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotion
  • Music

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. / Quintin, Eve Marie; Bhatara, Anjali; Poissant, Hélène; Fombonne, Eric; Levitin, Daniel J.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 41, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1240-1255.

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Quintin, Eve Marie ; Bhatara, Anjali ; Poissant, Hélène ; Fombonne, Eric ; Levitin, Daniel J. / Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2011 ; Vol. 41, No. 9. pp. 1240-1255.
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