Identifying Barriers Underlying Vocal Affect Recognition Deficits in Autism

Difficulty recognizing the emotions conveyed by the others through the sound of their voice is a common impairment in Autism, though the reasons why remain unclear. Dr. Demopoulos is investigating the specific auditory mechanisms underlying vocal affect recognition deficits in Autism. Identifying the specific barriers to this skill will help direct the development of new, innovative treatments to target the source of the problem.