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Music, language and emotion processing in autism, amusia and TD

15 February 2019

We study how music, language and emotion are processed by individuals with or without autism or amusia (tone deafness), using behavioural and EEG methods.

Participants will take part in a series of experiments over three years, each of which will last about 1 to 2 hours, involving listening to or producing some speech or musical sounds and/or performing some cognitive tasks.

You will be paid £7.50 per hour, plus travel expenses.


  • Children or adults aged 7 to 60 years
  • Native speaker of English or Mandarin
  • No speech or hearing problems
  • Either: cannot sing in tune or detect an out-of-tune note in a melody
  • Or: have a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, high functioning autism, or Asperger syndrome
  • Or: typically developing, having neither music nor language problems

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Ethical approval

This study has been reviewed by the University of Reading Research Ethics Committee (Ref. UREC 16/37) and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct.

About the researcher

You can find out more about us at the 'CAASD' project website: https://sites.google.com/site/caasdproject/home

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