Gist perception in adolescents with and without ASD: Ultra-rapid categorization of meaningful real-life scenes • Less efficient (more explicit) categorization of gist information in ASD. • Long-lasting difficulties in rapid social categorization in individuals with ASD. • Age-dependent improvement in general categorization ability in ASD. ‘At first my observations took an abstract and generalizing turn. I looked at the passengers in masses, and thought of them in their aggregate relations. Soon, however, I descended to details, and regarded with minute interest the innumerable varieties of figure, dress, air, gait, visage, and expression of countenance. – from “The Man of the Crowd” (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1750946716300666

Gist perception in adolescents with and without ASD: Ultra-rapid categorization of meaningful real-life scenes
 
• Less efficient (more explicit) categorization of gist information in ASD.
• Long-lasting difficulties in rapid social categorization in individuals with ASD.
• Age-dependent improvement in general categorization ability in ASD.
 
‘At first my observations took an abstract and generalizing turn. I looked at the passengers in masses, and thought of them in their aggregate relations. Soon, however, I descended to details, and regarded with minute interest the innumerable varieties of figure, dress, air, gait, visage, and expression of countenance. – from “The Man of the Crowd” (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe
 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1750946716300666

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