Insight into the underlying mechanisms of autism
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate deficits in social interactions and communication, but further insight is necessary into the underlying mechanisms of the condition. Scientists of the EU-funded PreCoASD project will address the concept that ASD is driven by a suboptimal balance between prior and sensory information precision. In the study they will conduct, participants will be subjected to visual tasks, and their prior precision estimation and perception thresholds will be evaluated using various imaging and spectroscopy techniques. Results may help explain the heterogeneous symptomatology of ASD and lead to a more defined theory of the condition.