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Perception and Expression of Musical Emotions in Autism

25 June 2019

This study focusses on an apparent strength in many autistic people - emotional understanding of, and connection with, music. The study is online, and looks at emotional expressiveness in response to music, and perception of emotions conveyed in music.


Ethical approval

Ethical approval granted by the University of Bristol ethics committee.

About the researcher

I am a postgraduate researcher from the University of Bristol. My research is based on work by Pam Heaton and Rory Allen (2010) - suggesting that music may have the potential to encourage the comprehension of affective representations in the self.

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