Author Archives: Rebecca Brewer

Vision Sciences Society Conference, Florida

By | June 1, 2018

Rebecca attended the Vision Sciences Society annual meeting in St Pete’s Beach, Florida. She presented her recent work on how alexithymia and understanding of our own non-emotional internal states (such as nausea, breathlessness, satiety and fatigue) may influence our ability to recognise these non-emotional internal states in others. This was also a great opportunity to… Read More »

Autism: Challenges and Solutions Conference, Moscow

By | April 1, 2018

Rebecca was invited to present work on the role of alexithymia in emotional understanding in autism at a conference in Moscow in April. She spoke about the huge variation in emotional understanding strengths and weaknesses among autistic individuals, and how emotional abilities may relate to alexithymia severity, rather than autism itself. Presenters and attendees included… Read More »

Participatory Autism Research Event

By | February 24, 2018

Rebecca enjoyed attending an event in February at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, on doing participatory autism research. Participatory autism research means involving autistic people at all stages of the research process (not just as participants). We are always keen to include autistic people, or parents of autistic children, in… Read More »

ADOS training

By | February 14, 2018

Josh, Louisa, and Rebecca completed ADOS training on 12th and 13th February 2018, which enables them to carry out Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule interviews. These interviews help with our research, and can be conducted with new participants joining our research database. If you’re interested in participating please click here

Experimental Psychology Society Research Grant

By | January 1, 2018

Rebecca was pleased to be awarded a research grant from the Experimental Psychology Society in January, which will be used to create stimuli to assess recognition of others’ non-emotional internal bodily states (e.g. hunger, breathlessness, nausea, temperature etc.). There are already many sets of photo, video, and voice recording stimuli that assess our ability to… Read More »