The BU Social Cognition Research lab, led by Dr Nicola Gregory in the Department of Psychology, is seeking local people to take part its research.
Our research aims to discover how people use nonverbal cues to understand what others are thinking and feeling. We use eye tracking technology to measure where people look when they view social situations and from this we can determine what visual information the brain is using when we try to understand the subtleties of social interactions.
One strand of our research is investigating the way people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) look at and understand social situations and how this compares to people without either condition.
We are currently seeking adults with Asperger’s syndrome or ASD to take part in this research.
We are also looking for members of the public between 18 – 50 who DO NOT have an ASD or BPD to take part in research as well.
The sessions are running throughout the spring and early summer of 2016 and involve coming into the University once or possibly twice for a 1.5 hour session on each occasion. To thank you for taking part, we can reimburse your local travel expenses.
For further details, please contact Nicola Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 962373
This work is funded by a BU Fusion Investment Fund award made to Dr Nicola Gregory and Dr Helen Bolderston in collaboration with Prof Simon Baron-Cohen at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. Nicola and Helen are assisted by Research Assistants Sarah Wellaway, Jastine Antolin and undergraduate students Jack Gilgunn and Polly Sapsford.