Department of Psychology

Researchers propose new dual process theory of autism

Wed Jul 13 10:32:00 BST 2016

In a new paper, our researchers propose that those with autism are more likely to use slower and more complex thought processes, rather than rapid intuition.

Dr Mark Brosnan, Marcus Lewton and Dr Chris Ashwin from the Centre for Applied Autism Research have published a new paper entitled, Reasoning on the autism spectrum: A dual process theory account .

From their research they propose that those with autism can be characterised as being dominated by slower, deliberative processing rather than a rapid, intuitive style of reasoning.

The paper has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Download the paper .