I am a postgraduate researcher from the University of Bristol. I am currently completing a thesis which focusses on strengths amongst many autistic people in emotional understanding of and connection with music. Specifically, the research aims to apply findings on musical emotional understanding to empathy research. My reading and experience has led me to believe that autistic people exhibit empathic responses just like everyone else (and many may be hypersensitive to others emotions), but some may have difficulty in labelling this emotion and linking it to an emotion in someone else. This study aims to begin to understand how we can draw on music as a tool to help with these difficulties.
The study is completed entirely online and should take roughy 35 minutes. You can take a break during the study if you like!
If you are an autistic adult aged between 18-40, have no intellectual difficulties and no hearing or visual impairments, your participation would be hugely valuable and greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please follow the link below which will take you to an information and consent form, where you can learn more about the study and choose to either take part or decline.
Thank you and all the best,
University of Bristol