Sensory perception, Socialness, and Autism - Ryan Stevenson
Thursday, April 13, 2017
London Central Library
Room: Stevenson & Hunt Room A
251 Dundas Street
Do you hear what I hear? Sensory perception, Socialness, and Autism
Dr. Ryan Stevenson
London Public Library Series 2017 - "Can We All Get Along?"
Presented by Western's Psychology Department
Psychology: The Science of Being Human
Thursday, April 13, 7-8:30 pm
Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
No registration required
Two hours validated parking in City Plaza during library hours.
Many individuals on the autism spectrum see and hear the world differently from their peers. Do perceptual differences shape the way autistic children interact with the world around them? How does this impact social abilities? This talk examines how individual differences in sensory perception impact our social world.
Dr. Stevenson’s research investigates how we perceive sensory information, and integrate these sensory inputs into meaningful representations of the world. His work explores the wide-ranging influences these perceptual processes have on cognition, and how differences in perception, such as are seen in autism, can have cascading impacts on cognitive processes.
Department of Psychology