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Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in Japan and China are compared on visual information processings of socially conflicting drawings by using eye trackers. The story telling contents of the same drawings (interpret the situation) were also compared. Eye tracker results showed that when shown drawings (not videos), they had difficulties with calibrating with the eye tracker, had lower sampling rate and also quicker and unstable eye movements. As the result, they were not paying much attention to important parts of the drawings. Upon talking about the drawings they sometimes had strange interpretations of the situations. Both children in Japan and China had difficulties in controlling their eye movements, gave strange interpretations of the drawings. At the same time, there were some cultural differences in how they process the visual information and how they interpret the drawings.
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