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Psycholinguistics & Neurolinguistics Lab


Recent findings on autism

Peristeri, Kamona & Varlokosta (2023) aimed at investigating the syntactic abilities, and more specifically, the comprehension of relative clauses, in autistic children as compared to children with typical development. The findings of the study show that autistic children’s difficulty with relative clause comprehension did not stem from deficits in syntax per se, but rather from the unavailability of executive resources, such as working memory and inhibition, that seem to play an important role in processing complex structures in autism.

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