“AutiBelieve”: Detecting and improving self-other distinction based on beliefs within the autism spectrum, with fMRI and tDCS.

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
social cognition tDCS fMRI autism spectrum disorder theory of mind
Project description

Scientists have suggested that the brain of individuals with autism may not apprehend that others have mental states, ultimately resulting in social problems. Our hypothesis argues that they may have difficulties grasping that others think differently from them, rather than with the fact that others think. Our fMRI/neuromodulation-experiments want to inform a pioneering new theory on human social understanding.