Perception and Cognition
The ARC began work in empathy studying 'theory of mind' (ToM) difficulties in autism, and has since developed a series of tests and teaching methods to aid the development of empathy. We are also studying the "double empathy problem".
This study aims to understand how autistic people perceive, learn, and process information differently, in particular in a world of more or less predictable changes.
Mathematicians are talented at systemising, a common trait in autism, and autism is more common among mathematicians than we might expect by chance. This study explores links between maths, autism and genes.
This study looks at whether autistic people have strengths in systemising - analysing or constructing systems like machines, number sequences and so on.
The aim of this study is to explore exceptional memory skills in both autistic and neurotypical people.
The Parents Study tests whether psychological traits in parents predict developmental outcomes in their children.