Eye Tracking Circumscribed Interests in ASD

The Eye Tracking Circumscribed Interests in ASD study is currently recruiting participants.

Our lab wants to know more about how attention and reward processing may be involved in a specific type of repetitive behaviour in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) known as circumscribed interests. Circumscribed interests are intense, restricted interests or hobbies that some individuals with ASD have.We would like to ask participants some questions about their mood, feelings and how they have used the health care system. Questions and answers are straightforward (yes/no, numbers, etc.).

This study will track eye movements of individuals with ASD, while they view pictures of their circumscribed interest on a computer screen. We are looking for adolescents and young adults with an ASD who have a restricted interest to participate in our study, which takes place at McMaster University. Knowing more about how mechanisms of attention and reward processing may maintain this type of behaviour will provide a better understanding of the core symptoms of ASD.

If you are interested in participating, contact:

Jenna Traynor by email at , or by phone at 905-525-9140 extension 24784

For general information about research participation, your rights as a participant, the ethics review processes, etc., please click here.