It takes two to tango: Third-person and second-person perspective neuroscientific approaches to social interaction in autism spectrum disorder

01 October 2018 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) social interaction ecological validity temporoparietal junction (TPJ) fNIRS hyperscanning
Project description

Deficits in social interaction are core to ASD, but strikingly little neurocognitive research has focused on social interactions in ASD. Here, we will study brain activity (with special focus on TPJ) in adults with and without ASD when watching others socially interact by means of fMRI, and when participating in real-time social interaction by means of fNIRS hyperscanning.