Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Gaze processing deficits are a seminal, early, and enduring behavioral deficit in autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, a comprehensive characterization of the neural processes mediating abnormal gaze processing in ASD has yet to be conducted. This study investigated whole-brain patterns of neural synchrony during passive viewing of direct and averted eye gaze in ASD adolescents and young adults (M Age = 16.6) compared to neurotypicals (NT) (MAge = 17.5) while undergoing magnetoencephalography. Coherence between each pair of 54 brain regions within each of three frequency bands (low frequency (0 to 15 Hz), beta (15 to 30 Hz), and low gamma (30 to 45 Hz)) was calculated.
Lajiness-O'Neill, Renée; Richard, Annette E.; Moran, Joh E.; Olszewski, Amy; Pawluk, Lesley; Jacobson, Daniel; Mansour, Alfred; Vogt, Kelly; and Erdodi, Laszlo A., "Neural Synchrony Examined with Magnetoencephalography (MEG) During Eye Gaze Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Preliminary Findings" (2014). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1300.