Sheffield Autism Research Lab
The goal of the Autism Research Lab at Sheffield University is to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and related conditions, via advancements in research. We aim to do this by furthering understanding of the way the brain works and identifying common patterns of behaviour and cognition. We also aim to improve public understanding of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) through research that raises awareness and breaks down barriers experienced by those with ASC.
By using techniques including psychometric assessments, visual psychophysics, computer based reaction time paradigms, eye-tracking and EEG we aim to further the understanding of the neural underpinnings of atypical behaviour and cognition in autism and Asperger's syndrome. The long-term goal of this aspect of our research is to identify neural signatures that will prove useful in aiding the diagnosis of ASC.
Sheffield Autism Research Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court, 1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield