Université de Fribourg

Odor Perception in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and its Relationship to Food Neophobia

Luisier, Anne-Claude ; Petitpierre, Geneviève ; Ferdenzi, Camille ; Clerc Bérod, Annick ; Giboreau, Agnes ; Rouby, Catherine ; Bensafi, Moustafa

In: Frontiers in Psychology, 2015, p. 6:1830

Atypical sensory functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been well documented in the last decade for the visual, tactile and auditory systems, but olfaction in ASD is still understudied. The aim of the present study was to examine whether children with ASD and neuro-typically (NT) developed children differed in odor perception, at the cognitive (familiarity and identification...