I am elated to report that our manuscript, "Implicit Measures of Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge in Individuals with Level 3 Autism", has been accepted for publication in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology! It has been quite a journey getting this paper published but I am extremely proud of it: we report on the use of eye movement monitoring, pupillary dilation, and event-related potentials as implicit ways of assessing receptive vocabulary knowledge in individuals with severe (Level 3) autism. It is commonly very challenging to estimate language abilities in these individuals because their behavioral performance is often unreliable. However, we suggest that these three measures might be able to provide estimates of vocabulary knowledge even in the absence of overt responses. This paper also marks my first publication on data collected from individuals with severe autism: a population that is very difficult to test and drastically under-represented in the literature, but crucial for understanding the nature of cognitive functioning in autism. More details to come soon!
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