We will understand why people with autism have atypical face perception, which is a key functional deficit in autism.
What are the goals of the study?
This neuroimaging study is to understand atypical face processing in people with autism spectrum disorder.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participants will view a series of natural faces in the MRI scanner. They will be compensated for their time ($40/hour for fMRI and $20/hour for behavioral tasks), and we may also reimburse their travel if they are not in St. Louis area.
How will this help families?
We will gain important knowledge of the neural processing in people with autism. In the long run, it will facilitate designing more effective training strategies for people with autism.