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Master Thesis

Conscience de soi dans les Troubles du Spectre de l'Autisme

Abstract : Introduction: Several early steps are described in the typical development (TD) of self-consciousness. Some of those steps could be reached in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Multimodal integration is one of the processes involved in self-consciousness development that could be impaired in ASD. The study we conducted aimed to assess multimodal integration involvement on self-recognition in ASD and TD. Methods: Two groups of fifteen adults with TD and ASD, matched on sex and age, participated in this study conducted in Bordeaux, FRANCE. Self-face recognition task have been used to assess Self-No Self discrimination according to two direction conditions. In order to assess the enfacement illusion effect in both synchronous and asynchronous conditions, measures was done before and after interpersonal multi-sensorial stimulation (IMS). Results: A significant difference was shown between the two groups for the measure direction Self to No Self, and in ASD group between the two measure conditions. A significant difference for the IMS effect appeared between the two conditions in TD group and between the two groups for the synchronous condition. Conclusion: According to these results, we propose that multimodal integration involvement is less important in self-representation development in ASD than in TD. Atypical self-representation development in ASD could cause some behavioural characteristics observed in this population.
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Nicolas Deltort. Conscience de soi dans les Troubles du Spectre de l'Autisme. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2016. ⟨dumas-01301919⟩



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