Faces, Voices, Social Expectations, First Impressions: Insights from Autism

The ABCCD team invites you to the talk: "Faces, Voices, Social Expectations, First Impressions: Insights from Autism"to be delivered by Professor Ruth Grossman, Head of the FACE Lab at Emerson College, Bostonon Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5.30pm (CET) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and is open for both online and in-person attendance. 

Participation is free, but please register by sending an email to: [email protected] or click here for more information.

During every face-to-face conversation, whether in person or on Zoom, we process a myriad of visual and auditory signals that lead us to form first impressions of our conversation partners within seconds. Research has shown that first impressions formed of autistic individuals tend to be less favourable than those formed of non autistic individuals. This presentation will explore some of these findings, as well as various factors that lead to these less favourable impressions, including facial and vocal expressions, as well as the social expectations of the conversation partners.

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