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A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism

Overview of attention for article published in Developmental Neurorehabilitation, October 2014
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Title
A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism
Published in
Developmental Neurorehabilitation, October 2014
DOI 10.3109/17518423.2014.971975
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Sinéad Lydon, Olive Healy, Phil Reed, Teresa Mulhern, Brian M. Hughes, Matthew S. Goodwin

Abstract

Abstract Objective: The prevalence of abnormal behavioural responses to a variety of stimuli among individuals with autism has led researchers to examine whether physiological reactivity (PR) is typical in this population. This article reviewed studies assessing PR to sensory, social and emotional, and stressor stimuli in individuals with autism. Methods: Systematic searches of electronic databases identified 57 studies that met our inclusion criteria. Studies were analysed to determine: (a) participant characteristics; (b) physiological measures used; (c) PR to sensory, social and emotional or stressor stimuli; (d) the relation between PR and behavioural or psychological variables and (e) baseline physiological activity. A novel measure of methodological quality suitable for use with non-randomized, non-interventional, psychophysiological studies was also developed and applied. Results: Individuals with autism were found to respond differently than typically developing controls in 78.6%, 66.7% and 71.4% of sensory, social and emotional, and stressor stimulus classes, respectively. However, this extant literature is characterized by variable and inconsistent findings, which do not appear to be accounted for by varying methodological quality, making it difficult to determine what specific factors differentiate individuals with autism who present with atypical PR from those who do not. Conclusions: Despite this uncertainty, individual differences in PR are clearly present in autism, suggesting additional research is needed to determine the variables relating to PR among those with ASD and to examine the possible existence of physiological subtype responders in the population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 90 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 24%
Researcher 20 22%
Student > Master 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 6 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 34 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 8%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Neuroscience 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2019.
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