Speakers: John Gabrieli, Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience, McGovern Institute, MIT; Jesse Snedeker, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University; Pawan Sinha, Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Host: Dr. Mriganka Sur
Talk title: Predictive Processes in Autistic and Neuro-typical Individuals
Abstract: Environmental uncertainty presents marked challenges for individuals with autism. Recent theoretical work suggests that autism may impact predictive skills, but empirical findings are mixed across a variety of tasks and participant samples. As part of an ongoing SCSB supported Targeted Project, we have undertaken a set of interlocking studies at MIT and Harvard that assess predictive skills across a broad range of perceptual, cognitive, and linguistic domains, employ behavioral as well as brain measures (EEG and fMRI), and are conducted with children and adults to allow for a developmental analysis of findings. We shall present an update on the results so far which point to a nuanced interpretation of the predictive challenge hypothesis, in contrast to a domain-general compromise of such processes.
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