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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New Science for a New School Year
The fall crisp is in the air and students are returning to campus at UCSD this week. With them comes a new crop of RADLab volunteers
eager to stretch their researching limbs out on some projects going on. As always, we're actively recruiting for our Video Games for Attention Training study
. Also, we're looking forward to studying movement, virtual reality, and EEG in anxiety. Finally, we're poised for the launch of our new NeuroGaming center at UCSD's Qualcomm Institute; a collaborative technology center with experts and resources available to anyone doing game-based research, from engineering to medicine, behavior therapies to skill building.