Seeing the funny side of things: Humour processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Seeing the funny side of things: Humour processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders •Humour is a social phenomenon, occurring in social and playful contexts.•The implicit impact of humour in individuals with autism (ASD) is currently unknown.•This study investigated the implicit and explicit influence of humour processing in ASD.•An implicit effect of humour was found to be content dependent in ASD.•The altered humorous processing in ASD may be related to social motivation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Elsevier

Seeing the funny side of things: Humour processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1750-9467
eISSN
1878-0237
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.rasd.2017.09.001
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Abstract

•Humour is a social phenomenon, occurring in social and playful contexts.•The implicit impact of humour in individuals with autism (ASD) is currently unknown.•This study investigated the implicit and explicit influence of humour processing in ASD.•An implicit effect of humour was found to be content dependent in ASD.•The altered humorous processing in ASD may be related to social motivation.

Journal

Research in Autism Spectrum DisordersElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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