In this review, I tackle the vicissitudes of visual perception. I compare different theoretical, clinical and experimental contributions that seem to support the existence of a connecting thread between low-level visual perception deficits and high-level behavioral social traits. Throughout this dissertation I establish a parallel between this rich array of scientific data and two specific developmental disorders: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Williams Syndrome. The analysis of data on these particular disorders supports a previous theoretical model and broadens its inferences. This sheds new light on the way that different factors such as brain development, visual experiences, perceptual deficits and strength of reward all contribute to the establishment of a visual and ultimately, social behavior.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Revista de Educação Especial e Reabilitação|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|