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Recognition of the Facial Expression of Surprise from Moving Displays by People with Autistic Disorder
In order to obtain the suggestion about adolescents and adults with autistic disorder recognizing the facial expression of surprise, re-analysis of the data of Wakamatsu (under contribution) which conducted the experiment using the animation of the face created with the personal computer was performed. Subjects were 15 adolescents and adults with autistic disorder and 16 adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. The result of naming task of facial expressions in photographs supported the notion that the difficulty of recognition of surprise was specific to adolescents and adults with autistic disorder, but the result of selection task didn't. Moreover, in the case of the animation, the recognition of surprise was not necessarily more difficult than that of the typical expression such as anger. And it became clear that the performance of recognition of surprise was more than equivalent to that of recognition of certain emotions on the face which opened the mouth or expressed emotions by a part of it used by this research. From these results, it was suggested that the results of the recognition of surprise of adolescents and adults with autistic disorder were what may change with the kinds of other facial expressions used in the experiment relatively.