Deficient antisaccades in the social-emotional processing disorder

Dara S. Manoach*, Sandra Weintraub, Kirk R. Daffner, Leonard F M Scinto

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We investigated whether adolescents and adults with the developmental social-emotional processing disorder (SEPD) exhibit deficits in visual attention, as measured by eye movements, when compared with dyslexic and normal control subjects. On the antisaccade task, subjects with SEPD made more errors than either control group and were the only group to show a decrease in performance accuracy compared with prosaccade. This deficit in inhibiting reflexive shifts of attention and gaze suggests that: individuals with SEPD have dysfunction of the prefrontal component of the right hemisphere dominant network for spatially directed attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Developmental learning disability
  • Eye movements
  • Frontal eye field
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Social-emotional processing disorder
  • Spatial attention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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