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.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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