University in call for volunteers to participate in autism research study

Researchers from the University of Kent are seeking volunteers to take part in a study on autism that should shed new light on the condition. 

Dr Toby Nicholson, of the University’s School of Psychology, is leading the research to compare thinking strategies in people with and without autism. The study aims to increase understanding of whether such strategies differ in autism and how this influences learning.

As part of the study, Dr Nicholson needs male research participants between the ages of 25-65 who have never been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. They must also have English as their first language and not to have attended university.

Volunteers, who will be paid £7.50 an hour for their time plus travel expenses, will need to attend two 1.5 hour sessions at the University’s Canterbury campus Keynes College.

Everyone taking part will also have an opportunity to win a number of other cash prizes for completing short computer tasks during the study. An example of these would be viewing a series of pictures and making judgments about them. Participants will also be asked to complete a number of questionnaires.

Anyone interested is asked to email Dr Nicholson at: [email protected]