Author Archives: Joshua Balsters

Computational Approaches on Animal & Human Behavior Workshop, Cambridge

By | August 1, 2018

Joshua and Louisa attended a recent workshop held at Cambridge University looking at computational approaches to investigating human and animal behaviour. Louisa presented her first scientific poster investigating social contagion (i.e. how learning about other people influences our own values and beliefs) in Autistic individuals and neurotypicals. Our preliminary results suggest there is no difference… Read More »

Dr Balsters joins Autistica’s Complex Needs Study Group

By | July 17, 2018

Study Groups form a key component of Discover, Autistica’s autism research network. These groups are designed to bring dedicated researchers and the community together to work on pressing unanswered questions. We’re delighted that Josh has been invited to sit on the Complex Needs Study Group where he will contribute to developing Discover’s research agenda over the… Read More »

Old data contributes to new findings

By | July 4, 2018

Many consider the meta-analysis to be the gold standard in research, given that it involves pooling together data from multiple independent studies to see if an effect replicates. A recent meta-analysis by researchers from the Centre for Autism Reseach in Pennsylvania (USA) used the results of 13 independent brain imaging studies (including work by Dr… Read More »