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Episodic Memory and Episodic Future Thinking Impairments in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Underlying Difficulty With Scene Construction or Self-Projection?

Lind, Sophie E., Williams, David M., Peel, Anna, Bowler, Dermot M. (2014) Episodic Memory and Episodic Future Thinking Impairments in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Underlying Difficulty With Scene Construction or Self-Projection? Neuropsychology, 28 (1). pp. 55-67. ISSN 0894-4105. E-ISSN 1931-1559. (doi:10.1037/neu0000005) (KAR id:35434)

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Abstract

Objective: There appears to be a common network of brain regions that underlie the ability to recall

experiences (episodic future thinking). At the cognitive level, these abilities are thought to rely on

dependent on hippocampal functioning) and temporal “self-projection” (the ability to mentally

disorder (ASD) is characterized by diminished episodic memory, it is unclear whether episodic

(difficulties with scene construction, self-projection, or both) is yet to be established. The current

adults with ASD and 29 age- and IQ-matched neurotypical comparison adults were

construction), (b) imagined plausible self-relevant future episodes (assessing episodic future thinking),

narrative ability and theory of mind were also completed. Results: Performances of participants with

independent of general narrative ability. Conclusions: Given that participants with ASD were

underlying difficulty with episodic memory/future thinking is one of scene construction.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/neu0000005
Uncontrolled keywords: autism spectrum disorder, episodic memory, episodic future thinking, scene construction, self-projection
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Williams
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 13:55 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35434 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Williams, David M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2973-7677
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