In this project we are simultaneously measuring EEG and thermal changes in the face in children during the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2)—a semi-structured social interaction that measures ASD-specific behaviors. The overarching goal of this research is to identify mappings between (neuro)physiology and clinical manifestations of autism. Children who participate in this study will wear a light-weight wireless EEG cap (left image above) and take several thermal images (right image above) of the participant during the ADOS-2.
Temperature and Social Brain Connectivity and Activity in Autism
Recognizing First-PersonPerspective Movement
Self-generated motion experienced from a first-person perspective creates feedback to our visual sense called "optic flow." Optic flow provides our brains with information about where and how our body is moving in space without us having to actually see our bodies. Because optic flow information is experienced from birth, we are exploring how children can remember and recognize their own optic flow information. This project involves children wearing a small, lightweight camera on their body while it records their actions like walking or jumping. We then test children on whether they can recognize the movies they made.