Visual Perception in Autism

Research Study

We invite you to participate in our research project investigating visual perception in people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Our research is looking at how our brain filters visual information in the world, and how attention changes what we see. We hope our findings will provide a better understanding about the differences in vision and attention occurring in autism.

This project will require you to travel to the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT. You will be asked to participate in an electroencephalography (EEG) experiment, take visual tests, and complete questionnaires. The visual tests will involve looking at moving pictures and visual illusions on a screen and making simple judgments about them. The study will take approximately 2 hours, and will include breaks.

To participate in the study, you must be 18 years of age or older and have a diagnosis of autism, ASD, PDD-NOS, or Asperger’s syndrome. In addition, you must have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and no diagnosis of ADHD. If you decide to participate you will receive $60 for your help and reimbursement for your travel to our research center at MIT.

Interested participants should complete our online sign-up form at autismresearch.mit.edu/signup.