Image of a male with yellow pen in his hand writing some notes into a notebook lying on the table. On the table is also a laptop and small green plant.

Research led by Anna Remington at CRAE has found that autistic people can take in more information at any given moment, e.g. are better at detecting a target sound hidden among other sounds, compared to non-autistic people. This could be useful in some situations, but problematic in others. CRAE researchers want to understand differences in autistic attention, how it can change the way we understand autism, and how we might intervene to help those who struggle. In 2019, we are continuing to study attention and perception, to raise awareness of a more positive side of autism, without downplaying the challenges associated it.

CRAE Lead: Anna Remington with Jana Brinkert

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