Tesla functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of sensory networks in Autism

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Kristian Stefanov : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2017

People with autism experience the perception of sounds, vision, touch and other sensations different than typical individuals and this difference has recently become incorporated as a criterion to diagnose autism. Sensory sensitivities are important as they may influence behaviour and impede individuals with autism from engaging in social interactions, pivotal for learning and development. In this research we plan to use brain imaging via high field fMRI scanning to investigate brain differences that relate to sensory sensitivity in autism. If successful, this can help people with autism to train themselves to modulate their responses and more easily interact with others.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Professor Frank Pollick
School of Psychology