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April 1, 2015
Facial expressions and eye gaze by adolescents with high-functioning autism

Ruth Grossman, Ph.D.

Tags: 10 to 18; Cognition and Behavior

Location: Emerson College

Researchers at Emerson College are looking for typical children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) ages 10-16 to participate in research about how children with and without ASD interpret and produce emotion in facial expressions and tone of voice during daily conversations. Children will watch images or videos on a computer screen and/or listen to people talking. Some studies could involve the use of a camera that tracks what part of the computer screen the children are looking at (an eye-tracker). For some studies we might also place very small stickers on the children’s faces and use special cameras to record facial expressions and movements of those stickers.

The study entails two visits of 3 hours each for a total of 6 hours. All participants will receive compensation for their time ($10-20/hour depending on the task) and a small gift.

We are located on the Emerson campus in downtown Boston, close to public transportation and parking. Free parking is provided.

To learn more about helping us with this study, please contact us by phone at (617) 824-8721 or email us at

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