This research unit will approach autism-spectrum-disorders (ASD) from a broad viewpoint aiming to better understand the core and complementary symptoms as well as the causes of ASD. Among those symptoms we currently count: social and communication deficits, restricted and repetitive behaviours as well as sensory hypo-and hypersensitivities. We take advantage of our expertise in person perception and social cognition research where we investigate the perception and expression of social signals using EEG, fMRI and eyetracking. We view ASD as a disorder that needs to be better understood, so treatment approaches become more effective and affected individuals can lead better, more integrated and fulfilled lives.
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