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Attention and Perception in autism spectrum conditions

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

This project will investigate perception and attention in individuals with autism spectrum conditions using a mixture of behavioural psychophysics and EEG methodologies. We are particularly interested in understanding the nature of atypical perception experienced by individuals with ASC; understanding the neural origins of atypical perception in ASC; and developing techniques / interventions that can help to harness the strengths that atypical perception can confer on cognition.

Funding Notes

Requirements: We ask for a good honours degree of 2:1 or above and generally a masters or pending masters (merit or distinction) in Psychology or a related discipline.

References

Milne, E., Scope, A., Pascalis, O., Buckley, D., & Makeig, S. (2009). Independent component analysis reveals atypical electroencephalographic activity during visual perception in individuals with autism. Biological psychiatry,65(1), 22-30.

Milne, E., Dunn, S. A., Freeth, M., & Rosas-Martinez, L. (2013). Visual search performance is predicted by the degree to which selective attention to features modulates the ERP between 350 and 600ms. Neuropsychologia.

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