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A new test of advanced theory of mind: The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders

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A new test of advanced theory of mind : The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders. / Murray, Kim; Johnston, Kate; Cunane, Helen; Kerr, Charlotte; Spain, Debbie; Gillan, Nicola; Hammond, Neil; Murphy, Declan; Happé, Francesca.

In: Autism research, 11.03.2017.

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Murray, K, Johnston, K, Cunane, H, Kerr, C, Spain, D, Gillan, N, Hammond, N, Murphy, D & Happé, F 2017, 'A new test of advanced theory of mind: The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders', Autism research. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1744

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Murray, K., Johnston, K., Cunane, H., Kerr, C., Spain, D., Gillan, N., ... Happé, F. (2017). A new test of advanced theory of mind: The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism research. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1744

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Murray K, Johnston K, Cunane H, Kerr C, Spain D, Gillan N et al. A new test of advanced theory of mind: The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism research. 2017 Mar 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1744

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Murray, Kim ; Johnston, Kate ; Cunane, Helen ; Kerr, Charlotte ; Spain, Debbie ; Gillan, Nicola ; Hammond, Neil ; Murphy, Declan ; Happé, Francesca. / A new test of advanced theory of mind : The "Strange Stories Film Task" captures social processing differences in adults with autism spectrum disorders. In: Autism research. 2017.

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