Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Crane, Laura and Goddard, Lorna. 2008. Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), pp. 498-506. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

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Episodic and semantic autobiographical memories were examined in a group of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a control group matched for age, gender and IQ. Results demonstrated a personal episodic memory deficit in the ASD group in the absence of a personal semantic memory deficit, suggesting a deficit dissociation between these two components of memory in ASD. Further analysis of memories across different lifetime periods revealed the adolescent and early adult lifetime periods to facilitate memory recall in the control group, but not in the ASD group. These findings suggest a distinctive pattern of remembering in ASD.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0420-2

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2008Published

Item ID:

5169

Date Deposited:

09 Mar 2011 14:52

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:11

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5169

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