Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/104580
Title: Attentional Cueing and Executive Deficits Revealed by a Virtual Supermarket Task Coupled With Eye-Tracking in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Authors: Mouga, Susana 
Duarte, Isabel Catarina 
Café, Cátia 
Sousa, Daniela 
Duque, Frederico 
Oliveira, Guiomar 
Castelo-Branco, Miguel 
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; attentional cueing; executive functioning; social cognition; eye-tracking; ecological task
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Project: PAC MEDPERSYST POCI-01-0145- FEDER-016428 
CONNECT-BCI 
POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 30852 
FCT/UID/4950/2020 
DSAIPA/DS/0041/2020 
PTDC/PSI-GER/1326/2020 
SFRH/BD/102779/2014 
CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER- 000016 
Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Life Sciences 
Serial title, monograph or event: Frontiers in Psychology
Volume: 12
Abstract: Executive functioning (EF) impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impact on complex functions, such as social cognition. We assessed this link between EF, attentional cueing, and social cognition with a novel ecological task, "EcoSupermarketX." Our task had three blocks of increasing executive load and incorporated social and non-social cues, with different degrees of saliency. Performance of ASD and typical neurodevelopment was compared. The ASD showed a significant performance dependence on the presence of contextual cues. Difficulties increased as a function of cognitive load. Between-group differences were found both for social and non-social salient cues. Eye-tracking measures showed significantly larger fixation time of more salient social cues in ASD. In sum, EcoSupermarketX is sensitive to detect EF and attentional cueing deficits in ASD.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/104580
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.671507
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CIBIT - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
I&D ICNAS - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
I&D CNC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
FMUC Medicina - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
fpsyg-12-671507.pdf1.47 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

1
checked on Feb 12, 2024

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

1
checked on Feb 2, 2024

Page view(s)

68
checked on Feb 20, 2024

Download(s)

17
checked on Feb 20, 2024

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

Altmetric


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons