Impaired theory of mind but intact decision-making in Asperger syndrome: Implications for the relationship between these cognitive domains

Teresa Torralva, Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, María Roca, Agustín Ibanez, Victoria Marenco, Alexia Rattazzi, Facundo Manes

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Abstract

The relationship between decision making and theory of mind (TOM) has been hardly investigated in patients with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Here, we show that the AS group (n=25) exhibited deficits on a complex TOM task, yet were unimpaired in a decision-making test. No association was found between these two domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume205
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Asperger syndrome
  • Decision making
  • Theory of mind

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