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Autistic Perception and the Predictive Role of Visual Experience

Project description

Untangling impaired visual perception and prediction in autism spectrum disorder

The ability to predict future events or processes based on prior experience is a skill inherent in many living organisms, critical to their functioning and survival. In the case of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), studies support a dysfunction in an individual’s ability to sample the current visual scene to update visual ‘priors’. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the APPROVE project is conducting eye-tracking experiments based on the hypothesis that impairments associated with saccades (rapid eye movements to objects of visual interest) are responsible for the build-up of weak priors. Outcomes will enhance understanding of perceptual symptoms of ASD and potentially point to biomarkers of the condition.


Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00