Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Emotion Production and Neural Correlates of Emotion Processing in Youths With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Emotion Production and Neural Correlates of Emotion Processing in Youths With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505160. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6208
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505160. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6208
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Understanding the mechanisms of emotion production and emotion processing is important for addressing social communication deficits in ASD. Our results suggest that prompted emotional expressions in individuals with ASD are considered less genuinely expressed than those of their typically developing peers. This authenticity is related to neural responses in social processing brain regions. These findings offer insight for OTs to better treat and develop therapies to address social deficits in ASD.

Primary Author and Speaker: Emily Kilroy

Contributing Authors: Sharada Krishnan, Christiana Butera, Laura Harrison, Aditya Jayashankar, Anusha Hossain, Alexis Nalbach, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh