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 ContentsChapter 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.
NotesOn title page: ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.
Includes bibliographical references
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Cognitive Science
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Cognitive Science
Year of Award2014
Principal SupervisorJon Brock
Additional Supervisor 1Genevieve McArthur
RightsCopyright Shu Hui Yau 2014.
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