What is this research study about?
Most people encounter the voices of different talkers every day. It was once thought that individual voices did not contain important information, however findings have shown that it conveys a lot of information about the person doing the talking. This variability between talkers is an essential component of everyday communication but its effects have not been investigated in individuals with autism. This project aims to identify perceptual and learning processes when listening to speech by previously unencountered talkers.
Why should I help?
The findings of this study will be used to identify perceptual and learning processes by autistic individuals when listening to speech by previously unencountered talkers.
Who can take part?
You are invited to take part in this study if you are:
- Australian English native speakers
- Aged 18-65
- Formally diagnosed with autism
Who is conducting this study?
This study is funded by the Australian Government Research Training Program and MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development Research Training Scheme.
Researchers from The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University and Macquarie University are involved in this study.
What will I be asked to do?
You are required to attend one experimental session (4 hours, including 1h break) in which you will be asked to complete some paperwork and computer-based listening tasks.
Participation includes $40 travel reimbursement, with lunch + tea/coffee provided
When and where?
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra NSW 2214
To find out more about the study and register to participate please contact Ms Samra Alispahic.
Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.