Distinct Biological Motion Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis Journal Articles uri icon

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  • AbstractIf neurotypical people rely on specialized perceptual mechanisms when perceiving biological motion, then one would not expect an association between task performance and IQ. However, if those with ASD recruit higher order cognitive skills when solving biological motion tasks, performance may be predicted by IQ. In a meta-analysis that included 19 articles, we found an association between biological motion perception and IQ among observers with ASD but no significant relationship among typical observers. If the task required emotion perception, then there was an even stronger association with IQ in the ASD group.


  • Foglia, Victoria
  • Siddiqui, Hasan
  • Khan, Zainab
  • Liang, Stephanie
  • Rutherford, Mel

publication date

  • November 2022