Researchers seeks participants for autism project

14 June 2016

Psychologists at the University of Stirling are looking for participants to take part in a project that will explore how people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) understand and remember their experiences of the world.

Across a wide range of projects, working with both children and adults with ASD, researchers from the University are addressing questions such as:

  • How easy is it for individuals with ASD to distinguish between themselves and others?
  • Do individuals with ASD automatically copy another person’s actions?
  • Do individuals with ASD find it easy to understand emotions, when listening to someone else’s voice?

Gaining answers to these questions will help experts understand more about some of the special talents that some people with ASD have, as well as the cognitive difficulties that people with ASD often report.  It is also hoped the research will lead to the development of strategies to help overcome some of these cognitive difficulties.

Researchers are looking for adolescents and adults with a verifiable diagnosis of autism to take part in one or more of their ongoing studies.

Participants will complete computer tasks and interviews that assess various cognitive abilities, such as memory.  Participants may also be asked to complete questionnaires about themselves, including about their social skills and social life.

If you have ASD, are a carer for someone with ASD, or if you know someone else who might be interested, and would like to know more information please email autismresearch@stir.ac.uk or telephone 01786 467670.

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