Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism

Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Principal Investigator: Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.


How do individuals process internal and external sensory cues?

We process information from the outside world using our senses of sight, hearing, and touch, and we process different information from within ourselves through internal awareness.

Do some people with an autism spectrum disorder experience the world differently because of the way their brains process internal and external sensory information?

What is involved in this research study?

  • Sensory tests (tasks that measure sight, touch, and internal awareness)
  • An EEG or MRI scan
  • Interviews and questionnaires for both the participant and a caregiver.
  • Donate a small sample of saliva as a source of DNA.

Participant Criteria

People from 7-17 years with autism OR who are typically developing


Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all interviews and parent questionnaires.

Visit Requirements

You may qualify to participate in up to three 1.5 to 3-hour sessions.


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Contact Information

Brynna Heflin

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