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The Truth About Others: A Paid Internet Study for Autistic Adults

September 22, 2022 - November 1, 2022

In less than 45 minutes, participants can help us understand the greater extent of mental abilities seen in autism and help dispel harmful per-conceived notions of the autistic mind.

What are the goals of the study?

This study aims to understand how people mentally represent others on a more nuanced level.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participants will read short (4-sentence) stories and make True/False responses about the people in them. Then participants will read statements and judge how pragmatically sound they are for communication.

How will this help families?

Improving our understanding of the social brain can inform the way families affected by autism understand and interact with their loved ones. Allow them to enjoy an improved quality of life, based on an understanding of autism gained through scientific insights.

Eligibility Criteria

Adults, 18+
Autism/Asperger’s diagnosis via clinical assessment
Fluent English reader/speaker
Able to complete the experiment on a personal computer (no phones or tablets)

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information
Research Study Website
Dartmouth College Dept. Of Cognitive Sciences

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