OSCCI member Cathy Manning visited the Stanford Vision and Neurodevelopment Lab in California
OSCCI member Cathy Manning visited the Stanford Vision and Neurodevelopment Lab in California for two months between January and March to work with Professor Anthony Norcia. Cathy helped out on a project that looked at the brain responses of young autistic children when they saw things on a computer screen and heard sounds. The project, which is ongoing, aims to understand why autistic children sometimes show unusual responses to sensory information. As part of her visit, Cathy learnt how to use a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG), which measures electrical activity on the scalp using little sensors. Cathy also designed a new project that she will be completing back in Oxford. Cathy is grateful to the Experimental Psychology Society and University College, Oxford, for helping fund her trip!