Sequence learning with stochastic feedback in a cross-cultural sample of boys in the autistic spectrum

Hentschel, Maren and Lange-Küttner, Christiane and Averbeck, Bruno B. (2016) Sequence learning with stochastic feedback in a cross-cultural sample of boys in the autistic spectrum. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51 (2). pp. 179-194. ISSN 2154-1647

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Abstract

The study investigated sequence learning from stochastic feedback in boys with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and typically developed (TD) boys. We asked boys with ASD from Nigeria and the UK as well as age- and gender-matched controls (also males only) to deduce a sequence of four left and right button presses, LLRR, RRLL, LRLR, RLRL, LRRL and RLLR from a feedback signal. Results revealed no significant differences between the boys with ASD from Nigeria and the UK as both groups of boys improved during the task. Most interestingly, the ASD and TD group of boys learning differed for certainty, but not uncertainty of feedback. We concluded that further research is needed why boys with ASD did not benefit from true, logical and reliable feedback.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); boys; sequence learning; cognition
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
100 Philosophy & psychology > 160 Logic
300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Lange-Kuettner
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 11:48
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1119

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