PaL Lab's very own Tim and Becky have published a new paper investigating visual gain control in autistic adults. We found no difference between the susceptibility to the tilt illusion between autistic and neurotypical adults. This susceptibility is thought to be a proxy for a process known as divisive normalisation, an efficient way to contextualise neuronal responses. A reduction in this process, i.e. an inappropriate contextualisation, has been proposed to underlie the sensory differences sometimes seen in autism. Our results replicate our previous studies, indicating that differences in contextualising in autism may relate to a higher level statistical context. Read all about it in Becky's Twitter thread, or read the paper!
Becky and Tim publish new paper in Wellcome Open Research
Updated: Feb 19, 2020