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Michelle Dawson
Autism Specialized Clinic
Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
University of Montréal [website]
 

Selected journal papers, commentaries, letters

Gernsbacher, M.A., Dawson, M., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2005). Three reasons not to believe in an autism epidemic. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 55-58. [pdf]

Mottron L., & Dawson, M. (2005). Against "motion perception impairment” and its anatomical counterpart, "magnocellular deficit", as identifiable aspects of autistic perceptual differences. Commentary on Milne, E., Swettenham, J., & Campbell, R. Motion perception in autism: a review. Current Psychology of Cognition, 23, 153-156.

Mottron, L., Ménard, É., Soulières, I., & Dawson, M. (2005). L'évaluation cognitive dans les troubles envahissants du développement. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 26, 1-20.

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Soulières, I., Hubert, B., & Burack, J.A. (2006). Enhanced perceptual functioning in autism: An update, and eight principles of autistic perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 27-43. [abstract]

Jemel, B., Mottron, L., & Dawson, M. (2006). Impaired face processing in autism: Fact or artifact? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 91-106. [abstract]

Caron, M.-J., Mottron, L., Berthiaume, C., & Dawson, M. (2006). Cognitive mechanisms, specificity and neural underpinnings of visuo-spatial peaks in autism. Brain, 129, 1789-802. [pdf]

Gernsbacher, M.A., Dawson, M., & Mottron, L. (2006). Autism: Common, heritable, but not harmful. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 413-414. [pdf]

Mottron, L., Mineau, S., Martel, G., St-Charles Bernier, C., Berthiaume, C., Dawson, M., Lemay, M., Palardy, M., Charman, T., & Faubert , J. (2007). Lateral glances toward moving stimuli among young children with autism: Early regulation of locally-oriented perception? Development and Psychopathology, 17, 23-36. [abstract]

Dawson, M., Soulières, I., Gernsbacher, M.A., & Mottron, L. (2007). The level and nature of autistic intelligence. Psychological Science, 18, 657-662. [pdf]

Wang, L., Mottron, L., Peng, D., Berthiaume, C., & Dawson, M. (2007).  Local bias and local-to-global interference without global deficit: A robust finding in autism under various conditions of attention, exposure time and visual angle. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 550-574. [abstract]

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Bertone, A., & Wang, L. (2007). Cognitive versatility in autism cannot be reduced to a deficit. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 578-580. [abstract]

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., & Soulières, I. (2009). Enhanced perception in savant syndrome: Patterns, structure and creativity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364, 1385-1391. [full text, pdf]

Soulières, I., Dawson, M., Samson, F., Brochu-Barbeau, E., Sahyoun, C., Strangman, G.E., Zeffiro, T.A, & Mottron, L. (2009). Enhanced visual processing contributes to matrix reasoning in autism. Human Brain Mapping, 30, 4082-107. [abstract] [full text, pdf]

Dawson, M., & Gernsbacher, M.A. (2010). Effectiveness of intensive autism programmes. Lancet, 375, 722-3. [full text, pdf]
Author reply, 723. [full text, pdf]
2011 erratum from Levy et al. [full text, pdf]
2011 erratum from Mandell et al. [full text, pdf]

Perrault, A., Gurnsey, R., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A. (2011). Increased sensitivity to mirror symmetry in autism. PLoS-One, 6(4):e19519. [full text, pdf]

Kéïta, L., Mottron, L., Dawson, M., & Bertone, A. (2011). Atypical lateral connectivity: a neural basis for altered visuospatial processing in autism. Biological Psychiatry, 70, 806-11. [abstract]

Soulieres, I., Dawson, M., Gernsbacher, M.A., & Mottron, L. (2011). The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger syndrome? PLoS-One, 6(9):e25372. [full text, pdf]

Forgeot d’Arc, B., Dawson, M., Soulieres, I., & Mottron, L. (2012). Self-injury in autism is largely unexplained: Now what? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2513-2514. [summary]

Barbeau, E.B., Soulieres, I., Dawson, M., Zeffiro, T.A., & Mottron, L. (2013). The level and nature of autistic intelligence III: Inspection time. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 295-301. [abstract]

Mottron, L., Bouvet, L., Bonnel, A., Samson, F., Burack, J. A., Dawson, M., & Heaton, P. (2013). Veridical mapping in the development of exceptional autistic abilities. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 209-228. [full text, pdf]

Selected book chapters

Dawson, M., Mottron, L., & Gernsbacher, M. A. (2008). Learning in autism. In J. H. Byrne (Series Ed.) & H. Roediger (Vol. Ed.), Learning and memory: A comprehensive reference: Cognitive Psychology (pp. 759-772). New York: Elsevier. [pdf]

Mottron, L., Dawson, M. & Soulieres, I. (2008). A different memory: Are distinctions drawn from the study of non-autistic memory appropriate to describe memory in autism? In J. Boucher and D. Bowler (Eds.) Memory in Autism (pp. 311-329). Cambridge University Press.

Dawson, M., & Mottron, L. (2011). Do autistics have cognitive strengths? Should ASC be defined as disorders? In S. Bolte and J. Hallmayer (Eds.) Autism Spectrum Conditions (pp. 32-34). Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Mottron, L., Soulieres, I., & Dawson, M. (2013). Perception. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 2168-2176). New York: Springer.

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., & Soulieres, I. (2013). Interests, circumscribed/all absorbing. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 1638-1643). New York: Springer.

Dawson, M. (2013). Verbal intelligence. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 3243-3250). New York: Springer.

Mottron, L., & Dawson, M. (2013). Giftedness. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 1440-1441). New York: Springer.

Mottron, L., & Dawson, M. (2013). The autistic spectrum. In O. Dulac, M. Lassonde, H.B. Sarnat (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Pediatric Neurology, 111, 263-271. New York: Elsevier. [abstract]
 

Working papers

Cowen, T., & Dawson, M. (2009). What does the Turing test really mean? And how many human beings (including Turing) could pass? [pdf]
 

Selected conference presentations and posters

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Berthiaume, C., & Soulières, I.  (2004, May). Peaks of ability reflect g  factor in individuals with autism. International Meeting for Autism Research. Sacramento, CA. 

Dawson, M. , Mottron, L., Jelenic, P., & Soulières, I. (2005, May). Superior performance of autistics on RPM and PPVT relative to Wechsler scales provides evidence for the nature of autistic intelligence. International Meeting for Autism Research. Boston, MA.

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., & Soulières, I. (2006, February). What is the nature of autistic intelligence? Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. St. Louis, MO.

Soulières, I., Rivest, J.B., Hosein, A., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., & Jemel, B. (2007, March). A backward masking study reveals the hierarchy of visual categorization in autism and Asperger syndrome. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Boston, MA.

Dawson, M., & Mottron, L. (2007, May). How many hours is forty hours? Range of treatment intensity in Lovaas (1987). International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, WA. [pdf]

Mottron, L., Soulières, I., Dawson, M., & Gernsbacher, M.A. (2007, May). Intelligence in autism: What are the good predictors? International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, WA.

Soulières, I., Dawson, M., Rivest, J.B., Hosein, A., Mottron, L. & Jemel, B. (2007, May). Atypical hierarchy of visual categorization in autism and Asperger syndrome. International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, WA.

Zeffiro, T., Vasios, C., Soulières, I., Dawson, M., Sahyoun, C., Belliveau, J., Mottron, L., & Gernsbacher, M.A. (2007, June). Neural mechanisms of visual reasoning: The Standard Progressive Matrices. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Mottron, L., Soulières, I., Meilleur, A.A., & Dawson, M. (2008, May). Peaks of ability as a subtyping tool for autism. International Meeting for Autism Research. London, UK.

Soulières, I., Dawson, M., Samson, F., Barbeau, E.B., Sahyoun, C., Zeffiro, T.A., & Mottron, L. (2008, May). Neural underpinnings of autistic reasoning and novel problem solving. International Meeting for Autism Research. London, UK.

Dawson, M. & Mottron, L. (2009, May). Where autistics excel: Compiling an inventory of autistic cognitive strengths. International Meeting for Autism Research. Chicago, IL.
 
Mottron, L., Soulières, I., Gernsbacher, M.A., & Dawson, M. (2009, May). The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger syndrome? International Meeting for Autism Research. Chicago, IL.

Mottron, L., Soulieres, I., Samson, F., Burack, J., Bertone, A., Zeffiro, T.A., & Dawson, M. (2010, May). Perception in autism, 2006 - 2009: Updating the enhanced perceptual functioning model. International Meeting for Autism Research. Philadelphia, PA.

Perrault, A., Gurnsey, R., Dawson, M., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A. (2011, May). Increased sensitivity to mirror symmetry in autism. International Meeting for Autism Research. San Diego, CA.

Caron, C., Thermidor, G., Dawson, M., & Mottron, L. (2012, June). Day program for autistic spectrum children in difficulty. Innovative Research in Autism. Tours, France.

Dawson, M., & Soulieres, I. (2013, May). Is there an optimal developmental path in autism? International Meeting for Autism Research. San Sebastian, Spain.

Nader, A.M., Courchesne, V., Soulieres, I., & Dawson, M. (2013, May). Does WISC-IV underestimate the intelligence of autistic children? International Meeting for Autism Research. San Sebastian, Spain.


Updated June 29, 2013
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