Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part 1, Learning and curriculum development Issue 51
2003-03-28 発行


A Basic Study on Recognition of Facial Expressions in People with Autistic Disorder II
To investigate which part of the face presented by motion picture adults with autistic disorder focus on, two adults with autistic disorder (29 and 27 years old) and an adult with intellectual disabilities (31 years old) were tested for their ability to recognize emotion in the upper half, the lower half, the whole of the face, and in the face which express different emotion (anger and happy) in the upper and lower half of it. The results were as follows: 1. The adults with autistic disorder have tended to recognize angry, sad, and surprised expressions in the upper half of the face to be neutral, but they judged them in the lower half of it more appropriately. This result suggested that they were focusing on the lower part of the face presented by motion picture. On the other hand, the adult with intellectual disabilities seemed to pay more attention to the upper half of it. 2. One adult with autistic disorder came to recognize emotion in the upper half of the face correctly at the latter half of the trials.
adult with autistic disorder
recognition of facial expressions
motion picture