Unwin, Katy

Katy Unwin
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Basic perceptual processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from psychophysics and Multi-Sensory Environments
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Catherine Jones and Dr Georgina Powell
Supervising school:
School of Psychology,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

I am interested in how people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) perceive the world differently and how this can affect the way they behave. In particular I will investigate differences in auditory, tactile and visual perception in ASD using psychophysics tasks.

These analyses of the impact of sensory perception on behaviour will lead into investigations on the utility and underlying mechanisms of Multi-Sensory Environments (MSE). This research will be conducted using a MSE created at Cardiff University, funded by Mike Ayres Design.