On Weds 31st March (6-8:30pm BST) join the U21 Autism Research Network @AutismU21 for their panel event “Let’s talk about autism: diversity and inclusion”. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yxjm7zs6
Well done to Sophie, Bianca, Dagmar and Connor on their new paper! In a series of four (!) experiments they dissociate spatial and kinematic cues in the recognition of emotion from facial expressions, and demonstrate that speeding-up facial expressions promotes anger and happiness judgements whilst slowing-down expressions encourages sadness judgements. Thanks to Sophie for driving this project!
Sowden, S. L., Schuster, B. A., Fraser, D.S., Keating, C., & Cook, J. L. (in press). The role of movement kinematics in facial emotion expression production and recognition. Emotion. — data & stimuli — pdf
Congratulations to Lydia on the acceptance of her new meta-analysis on the relationship between Heartbeat Counting and Heartbeat Discrimination! The paper will be published in Biological Psychology soon but you can view the author version here: https://jencooklab.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/hickman-et-al_biologicalpsychology_accepted.pdf
Hickman, L., Seyedsalehi, A., Cook, J.L, Bird, G., Murphy, J. (in press). The relationship between Heartbeat Counting and Heartbeat Discrimination: a meta-analysis. Biological Psychology. pdf
Congratulations to Sophie, Lydia, Connor and Bianca who have been awarded a U21 Researcher Resilience grant. This grant will fund work to bring together researchers and autistic individuals from around the world to form the U21 Autism Research Network. The Network will discuss issues around diversity and inclusion in autism research. Looking forward to seeing what happens with this exciting project!
Well done to Connor for writing a neat, jargon-free, summary of his recent review paper and making a video to explain his findings
Read our summary, published in The Conversation, here: https://theconversation.com/research-on-facial-expressions-challenges-the-way-we-think-about-autism-134053
Congratulations to Lydia on the publication of her first article ‘The importance of assessing alexithymia in psychological research’ out now in PsyPAG Quarterly:
MRC-funded PhD on social cognition, body movement & interoception in autism and Parkinson’s Disease. Deadline is midday Friday 15 February 2019. Find out more here:
Well done Rosy on the publication of a great new paper in Autism Research:
Edey, R., Cook, J., Brewer, R., Bird, G., & Press, C. (in press) Adults with autism spectrum disorder are sensitive to the kinematic features defining natural human motion. Autism Research.
Read it here:
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