Despite the characterization of social and communication deficits defining autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the earliest signs of atypical neurodevelopment are behavioral differences in attention, movement and responses to sensory stimuli.
Our group uses EEG, eye-tracking, motion capture and behavioral testing to study attention, sensory processing and motor function in autism.
We believe studying these foundational aspects of neurodevelopment will help us better understand ASD in older children and, importantly lead to the design of novel and more effective interventions.
- Investigating the neural correlates to brain based sensory abnormalities
- Characterizing motor function across multiple domains by recording eye movement, balance and gait
- Evaluating the distribution, control and modulation of attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Translating our research findings into novel interventions for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum
UCSD Research on Autism and Development
the Campus at Villa La Jolla
8950 Villa La Jolla Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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For the Love of Games
Fresh off her participation in the Games for Change Festival
in NYC, RADLab research scientist Dr. Leanne Chukoskie is making her case for video games as a tool for solving challenges in the real world. Next Thursday, August 17th, Leanne will be speaking at the “Video Games to the Rescue!
” series at the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center. With a meet and greet at 6pm, featuring games and technology from RADLab, Leanne will chat at 7pm about the impact of video games on movement and how that translates to cognitive functioning.