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Savants, segments, art and autism

Pring, Linda; Hermelin, Beate and Heavey, L.. 1995. Savants, segments, art and autism. The Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry And Allied Disciplines, 36(6), pp. 1065-1076. [Article]

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This study describes two experiments which investigate pattern construction by graphically gifted, autistic savants. We explore whether the notion of weak central coherence in autism might be extended to account for the relatively high frequency of savants among the autistic population. We also suggest that an awareness of constituent segments in wholes may be relevant to artistic talent in general.

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02 Aug 2011 12:33

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07 Dec 2012 12:56

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URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5740
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