Autism Sensory Study

Principal Investigator: Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.


The Autism-LASR (Laboratory for Affective Sensory Research) is seeking participants for a study investigating relationships between emotion and interoception (the physical sensation of internal organs working, such as the feeling of your heartbeat).

Our study aims to understand how connections between the brain and the rest of the body relate to sensory issues and anxiety in people with autism.

This study will involve:

  • 3-4 sessions, each lasting between 2 and 4 hours
  • Clinical and cognitive assessments
  • Wearing an EKG monitor, both at rest and while performing visual and interoception tasks
  • An EEG
  • An MRI scan
  • Completing several questionnaires about your (or your child’s) behavior, health, and sensory experiences.

If you would like to learn more, please contact:

Participant Criteria

You may quality if you (or your child) are: between 8-60 years old; have or do not have a diagnosis of autism; able and willing to reliably follow verbal instructions in the laboratory


Participants will be paid $15 an hour and will also receive a $25 bonus for completion of all questionnaires.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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