CHUtalks: Crowding out the signal? Perception in Autism — Jane Freyberg

10th March 2015 in News and Events, Student News

Autism Spectrum Conditions are characterised by a wide variety of symptoms. One of these is atypical perception, and an often reported trait is enhanced detail perception. This could be due to a variety of factors, including allocation of attentional resources or unusual processing in the visual pipeline.

Jan's talk explains attempts to disentangle different aspects of autistic visual processing.

Jan Freyberg is a student at Cambridge Neuroscience. His primary interest is in psychophysics as a tool to investigate the brain using behavioural paradigms that rely on basic perceptual mechanisms to look at the visual system in autism.


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