- Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments Research Group
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.
Children on the autism spectrum update their behaviour in response to a volatile environment.
Manning C. et al, (2016), Dev Sci
The effects of grouping on speed discrimination thresholds in adults, typically developing children, and children with autism.
Manning C. et al, (2015), J Vis, 15
How does inattentiveness affect threshold estimates in children?
Manning C. et al, (2015), PERCEPTION, 44, 76 - 77
Brief Report: Coherent Motion Processing in Autism: Is Dot Lifetime an Important Parameter?
Manning C. et al, (2015), Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2252 - 2258
Enhanced integration of motion information in children with autism.
Manning C. et al, (2015), J Neurosci, 35, 6979 - 6986