People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected

UCL News| Mon Jul 31 11:02:53 EDT 2017
People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected

Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience.

The researchers found that adults with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than adults without autism, and those who were the least surprised had the most pronounced symptoms.

“We know from previous studies that people with autism often aren’t surprised by things that would surprise other people,” said lead aut....

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