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Catherine Manning

BA, MRes, PhD

Junior Research Fellow

  • Scott Family Junior Research Fellow in Autism and Related Disorders, University College

My research looks at how children with and without autism see the world around them, and the impact that this has on their day-to-day lives.

During my PhD, I investigated how children with autism judge the speeds and directions of moving objects. These abilities are crucial for doing everyday things like catching a ball or crossing a road.

My current research uses psychophysics to understand better how children with autism process visual information, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms supporting atypical perception. I hope that my research will lead to a better understanding of the sensory symptoms experienced by individuals with autism, which may eventually help to develop education and intervention programmes.

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