Owen Parsons

PhD Student

Owen is testing a number of cognitive processes in adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome, including systemising, memory, and implicit learning. His PhD is funded by the Medical Research Council. He uses experimental psychological paradigms and is collaborating with Professor Zoe Kourtzi in the Department of Psychology in Cambridge, as well as with Professor Adrian Owen, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Before his PhD he worked as a Research Assistant with Dr Sarah Baker, assessing how children with or without autism learn about physics, in the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University. He has also worked at the Centre for Autism in Education (CRAE), at University College London, with Professor Liz Pellicano and Dr Anna Remington, investigating perception in autism.

Before coming to Cambridge, Owen obtained his BSc in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol and completed an MSc in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex.



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