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Neural correlates of auditory processing and language impairment in children with autism spectrum disorders

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posted on 2022-03-28, 22:41 authored by Shu Hui Yau
The term autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by social and communication impairments, as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour. The thesis contains four studies using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure brain responses to auditory stimuli. The aim is to better understand the neural correlates of auditory processing defects in ASD, and determine how such deficits may be associated with spoken language impairment that affect many individuals on the autism spectrum.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General introduction -- Chapter 2. The relationship between spoken language and speech and nonspeech processing in children with autism : a magnetic event-related field study -- Chapter 3. Case report : auditory brain responses in a nonverbal child with autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy -- Chapter 4. The magnetic acoustic change complex : a robust and efficient neural measure of auditory discrimination -- Chapter 5. Auditory discrimination in children with autism spectrum disorder : a magnetic acoustic change complex study -- Chapter 6. General discussion.


On title page: ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Theoretical thesis. Includes bibliographical references

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Cognitive Science

Department, Centre or School

Department of Cognitive Science

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Jon Brock

Additional Supervisor 1

Genevieve McArthur


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