Psychosis and autism as two developmental windows on a disordered social brain

Sophie van Rijn*, Hanna Swaab, Andre Aleman

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With regard to social-cognitive deficits in autism and psychosis, Crespi & Badcock's (C&B's) theory does not incorporate the developmental context of the disorders. We propose that there is significant overlap in social-cognitive impairments, but that the exact manifestation of social-cognitive deficits is highly dependent on the dynamics of cognitive development and hence different in autism as compared to psychosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-+
Number of pages27
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2008


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