Dr. Kasia Chawarska uses face scanning and recognition to perceive social abnormalities in autism

Date Published: 
March 18, 2011
Year Published: 
2011
Abstract: 

Dr. Chawarska is a Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and the Director of the Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She received her doctoral degree from Yale University.

Dr. Chawarska is currently conducting studies on face scanning and recognition, attentional aspects of face processing, as well as perception of direct gaze and gaze-related intentional action in the first three year of life. By determining which components of gaze and face processing are impaired and which are preserved in infants and toddlers with ASD, Dr. Chawarska will help advance our appreciation of mechanisms underlying social abnormalities in the early stages of the disorder. This evolving understanding of the condition will be consequential for designing early screening and intervention methods.