Multisensory integration and social cognition in autism spectrum disorder: An integrative approach.

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
fMRI social cognition EEG multisensory integration autism spectrum disorder self-other distinction
Project description

Research indicated that social cognition problems in autism spectrum disorder are related to difficulties in distinguishing between own and others' motoric actions. I suggest that these difficulties are caused by an aberrant integration of body-related sensory information with information from other senses. This relationship between multisensory integration and social cognition deficit will be examined, using EEG, fMRI and behavioural measurements.