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dc.contributor.authorKleberg, J.
dc.contributor.authorNyström, P.
dc.contributor.authorBölte, Sven
dc.contributor.authorFalck-Ytter, T.
dc.identifier.citationKleberg, J. and Nyström, P. and Bölte, S. and Falck-Ytter, T. 2018. Sex Differences in Social Attention in Infants at Risk for Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49 (4): pp. 1342–1351.

We studied visual attention to emotional faces in 10-month-old infant siblings of children with ASD (ASD-sibs; N = 70) and a siblings of typically developing children (N = 29) using static stimuli. Contrary to our predictions, we found no evidence for atypical gaze behavior in ASD-sibs when boys and girls were analyzed together. However, a sex difference was found in ASD-sibs' visual attention to the mouth. Male ASD-sibs looked more at the mouth across emotions compared to male controls and female ASD-sibs. In contrast, female ASD-sibs looked less at the mouth compared to female controls. These findings suggest that some aspects of early emerging atypical social attention in ASD-sibs may be sex specific.

dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.titleSex Differences in Social Attention in Infants at Risk for Autism
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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