Article of the Month, March 2019 (Ahissar's lab)

Title: Perceptual bias reveals slow-updating in autism and fast-forgetting in dyslexia

Author: Itay Lieder, Vincent Adam, Or Frenkel, Sagi Jaffe-Dax, Maneesh Sahani, Merav Ahissar

Published in Nature Neuroscience Volume 22, pages 256–264 (2019)


The paper shows that individuals with dyslexia and individuals with ASD rely mostly on recent and earlier perceptual information, respectively, during perceptual tasks. This may explain the unique difficulties associated with the two conditions.