The Impact of Increased Perceptual Load on the Focus of Attention in TD and individuals with ASD

When Too Much is Too little: The Impact of Increased Perceptual Load on the Focus of Attention in Typically Developing Individuals and in Individuals with Autism.


This study assesses visuospatial differences in attention in typically developing individuals and in individuals with ASD, with the goal of understanding how an increased perceptual load influences attention. The stimuli presented during the five computer tasks are in the form of social and non-social cues and will inform on how individuals with autism process these differing types of information. The research findings may contribute to the current methods for screening of ASD and in identifying ASD severity.


Principal Investigator (PI): Jason Ringo

Institution & Department: McGill University – Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology

Year(s) collaborated with SCERT on project: 2017 - 2020

Supervisor: Dr. Jacob Burack, McGill University

Co-Investigator: Dr. Lisa Jefferies, Griffith University

 

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