Autism as a disorder of prediction
Chapter 10 endnote 42, from Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:
Autism is also hugely variable, a term applied to a wide spectrum of symptoms that probably have multiple, complex causes. All I’m saying is: the possibility is intriguing that autism is a disorder of prediction.
Notes on the Notes
- Quattrocki, E. and Karl Friston. 2014. "Autism, oxytocin and interoception." Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 47: 410-430.
- Sinha, Pawan and others. 2014. "Autism as a disorder of prediction." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(42): 15220-15225.
- Van de Cruys, Sander, Kris Evers, Ruth Van der Hallen, Lien Van Eylen, Bart Boets, Lee de-Wit, and Johan Wagemans. 2014. “Precise Minds in Uncertain Worlds: Predictive Coding in Autism.” Psychological Review 121 (4): 649–675.
- Related, see Khan, Sheraz and others. 2015. "Somatosensory cortex functional connectivity abnormalities in autism show opposite trends, depending on direction and spatial scale." Brain,138; 1394–1409. This paper details problems with feedback connectivity (i.e., predictions) and a dominance of feedforward connectivity (i.e., prediction error) in autism.