Using Eye-Tracking to Study Reading Patterns and Processes in Autism with Hyperlexia Profile

  • R. Pazzaglia
  • A. Ravarelli
  • A. Balestra
  • S. Orio
  • M. A. Zanetti
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 99)


The aim of this study is to present the application of the eye-tracking technology to the research on autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) with a special interest on language impairments and text comprehension and production deficits. We discuss data and results obtained from a single case study research regarding an adult autistic male with a hyperlexia profile. Our results support the usage of eye-tracking technology in research and diagnostic contexts that make difficult an intrusive human-machine interaction.


Autistic Spectrum Disorder Autistic Spectrum Disorder Mirror Neuron Text Comprehension Mirror Neuron System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Pazzaglia
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Ravarelli
    • 3
  • A. Balestra
    • 1
  • S. Orio
    • 1
  • M. A. Zanetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for the Study and Research on Autism (C.S.R.A.)PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Lombardy School of Psychotherapy (S.L.O.P.)PaviaItaly
  3. 3.Vision and Multimedia LabUniversity of PaviaItaly
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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