We perceive the world through our five senses. We connect to the world around us by perceiving and processing sensory input. Therefore, we depend on our senses to guide us through everything from the mundane to the most complex, each and every minute.
Individuals with ASD have been shown to process sensory information differently than individuals without ASD. We use MEG and EEG technology to better define these differences in sensory perception. Sensory perception is a complex task that depends on many brain areas, and on how they communicate with each other.
Our studies focus on differences in sight, hearing, and touch. We study both individual brain areas, as well as communication between different brain areas. Understanding these differences in the brain will lead to a better understanding of ASD, and may help develop better treatment approaches.