The role of the temporoparietal junction in self-other distinction in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
Self-other distinction autism spectrum disorder (ASD) own name tactile auditive theory of Mind temporoparietal junction (TPJ) fNRIS EEG
Project description

Evidence is accumulating that social impairments in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to self-other distinction deficits, underpinned by temporoparietal junction (TPJ) dysfunction. In this project, we want to gain more insight into this by using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and EEG in children and adults with ASD. Furthermore, we will test in healthy adults whether neurostimulation can improve self-other distinction.