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Perception and Expression of Musical Emotions in Autism

10 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.


  • Autistic
  • Age 18-40
  • No intellectual disability
  • No visual or hearing impairment
  • English speaking

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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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