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Research Overview

Research Questions

Sensory Processing in ASD

Many people with ASD report having sensory processing challenges. The goal of this project is to answer the following questions:

  • Is the source of sensory processing challenges in ASD related to the manner in which the brain processes visual and auditory sensations? 
  • Or do sensory processing challenges result from interactions of attention and arousal with sensory processing?

This study will use surveys and event-related brain potential, heart-rate, and skin conductance measures to increase our understanding of sensory processing in ASD.