Help us understand social perception in adults with autism spectrum disorders

Volunteers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are needed for a new study analysing the effects of social perception on counting ability and emotional memory.

Studies have shown that people with autism perceive and think differently, especially when they recognise faces. However, little is known on whether these differences in ASD are associated with other cognitive phenomena like memory and in counting. This study is investigating whether the social perception differences observed in ASD are associated with impairment in the counting ability involving faces as well as in facial emotional memory.

Take part

To be eligible you need to:

  • be aged between 18 and 65
  • have been diagnosed with ASD by a qualified professional

What you'll get

You will receive £20 for your time. If you don't live in Bath, we will also reimburse your transportation fees.

What's involved

The project involves counting the number of items in different displays, and watching some videos of people and making judgements. You will be asked to attend a one-hour session to complete some questionnaires and computerised tasks around this.

Take part in this study

If you would like to take part in this research study or if you have any questions, please get in touch with the researcher.


All information and data provided will be anonymised, used for research purposes only and will remain strictly confidential. The study has been reviewed and received ethical approval from the Psychology Department Ethics Committee (18-063).