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The perception and experience of time in autism

21 May 2018

We are seeking volunteers for a study investigating the perception and experience of time in autism.

Our sense of time and duration are essential to how we experience, and interact with, the world around us. There are many reports that autistic people experience and perceive time differently to non-autistic people. However, to date timing has not been well characterised in autism and the extent to which differences in timing may cause problems is unknown.


  • We are recruiting adults with a diagnosis of autism
  • aged between 18-45
  • have normal or corrected vision and hearing (glasses are OK)
  • native English speakers who are able to read written English and communicate verbally in English

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Ethical approval

This project received ethical approval from the University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee on 31/01/2018 [Ethics Code: 2632]

About the researcher

I am a postdoctoral research from the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester. I have worked in autism research for six years and previously worked in support services for autistic people.

The focus of my research is on the sensory and perceptual differences experienced by many autistic people. I hope that my work will improve the characterisation of these differences.

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