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The eyes tell all: well at least for autistic children they do

Autism is a developmental disorder that we investigate in the first year with Simon Baron-Cohen. One of the impairments that some autistic people were thought to have was an in-ability to interpret emotions from facial expressions and many studies have provided support for this thesis. However, autistic children are able to interpret the mental state […]

Milgram meet the 21st Century: Virtual Obedience?

The massive ethical issues surrounding Milgram’s study of obedience have always made it difficult to replicate it in a psychological setting (although this hasn’t stopped TV companies jumping on the concept). Recently in the UK a group of psychologists at UCL have worked around this problem using virtual reality. Each of the 23 participants wore […]