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Assessing the predictive coding accounts of autism spectrum disorders

Project description

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.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 178 320,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 178 320,00