Adaptive behaviour and predictive processing accounts of autism

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Many autistic behaviours can rightly be classified as adaptive, but why these behaviours differ from adaptive neurotypical behaviours in the same environment requires explanation. I argue that predictive processing accounts best explain why autistic people engage different adaptive responses to the environment and, further, account for evidence left unexplained by the social motivation theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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